Thursday, November 10, 2016

Just Some Pictures of Where I live

Recently a lot of you have been posting pictures of what it looks like around where you live so I thought I might do the same since I keep saying I see dirt, shrubs and cactus where I live. I'm not joking when I say that. lol 

*You can click on any of the pictures I post to enlarge them a little.*

The one above is right next door to my apartment complex. There is where I usually walk my dog. That tall wall on the right is the wall that separates us from the freeway. It's very noisy. 

Not many tree's around where I live and some of them are made of metal. Don't mind my dog, he's watering the rocks. lol

This picture was taken quite some time ago because my daughter is now 25 years old. But this does show you what Red Rock looks like. Red Rock is about a 30 minute drive from where I live in Las Vegas. Dirt, rocks, shrubs and cactus...you get the idea.

This is my daughter now. She still likes going to Red Rock and hiking the trails. 

When she was little we would go to Red Rock and bury the hamsters when they passed away. That's what Ken and our daughter were doing here. Her hamster passed away and she picked this spot for her. You don't see many tree's in Red Rock but we managed to find a couple here.

Ken and our daughter quite a few years ago but as you can see unless you like hiking some of the trails or trying to hike to the top of some of the mountains here, there's not a lot to see. Rocks, shrubs, dirt. lol 

Sometimes on the road to Red Rock there will be wild burros that will stand there and let you get a picture with them. They do expect some food after the pictures though. People stop and feed them all the time and take pictures with them and the burros are really tame. That's me about 20 years ago. That's a Joshua Tree in the background.

Ken and our daughter standing next to a Joshua Tree. There are a lot of them in the Mojave Desert and in Red Rock. 

While walking a longer hike in the winter at Red Rock we came across this really cool spot. This was facing out but behind me where I was taking the picture were two really tall rocks about 10 feet apart and more of those desert shrubs you see next to Ken and Elizabeth were back in there. It was shaded and dark because the two tall rocks made it almost cave like. It was a neat find. We stopped there and ate lunch. 

27 comments:

  1. NO place better than the desert! You and I both know pictures don't do it justice. If there is a god, he made the desert last. After he had perfected his creations.

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    1. I don't know. I grew up in California and kind of miss the beach and all the greenery that you find in the neighborhoods. This place has grown on me though.

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  2. These are great. Love seeing you and your family out enjoying the beautiful places. I've been down in Southern Nevada, Arizona, California, and Utah several times and I'm always awestruck by the colors in the rock and dirt. I can't get over how that burro just let you stand there with him. So cool! And ahhh, so neat that you guys made a pet's funeral special for your daughter.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They call it red rock because of how many red rocks there are. It is interesting to see all the colors. The burros are really friendly because they know most people have food for them. We both thought it was nice that she always wanted to find a nice place to bury the pets.

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  3. We don't have a desert over here so it'S always nice to see one.

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    1. I grew up in California near the beach so moving here was quite different for me.

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  4. That last picture is gorgeous. I always enjoy visiting the west, but glad to come home to the greenery as well.

    Thanks for sharing all those pics!

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    1. It was a really neat find for sure.

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  5. I love looking at scenery from places I've never visited, so this is fun.Reminds me that the weather in Las Vegas can be super hot, though. (lol) Hugs...

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    1. Oh yeah 118F here in the summer. It's brain boiling hot.

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  6. These are some real great clicks. Hows it like to stay in Vegas?? :))

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    1. Thanks! It's really interesting to live here because the town is alive all night long. I can do the food shopping at 3am if I want to and there are gambling machines in all the stores even the 7-11 and CVS pharmacy's.

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  7. Wow, the pup will have to do lots of watering to get that place green haha

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  8. It looks so different to the scenery around here. Different but beautiful in its own way. :-)

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    1. I grew up in California and it's a lot greener there plus there are beaches. There are no beaches here.

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  9. I cannot imagine it

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    1. It took some getting used to.

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  10. Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  11. sweet look back! i enjoyed your 'today' photos, too. what you see as normal, everyday area is interesting to me. rocks, desert, metal trees. :)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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  12. I remember driving to Vegas and seeing lots of dirt and rocks. It always amazes me that the city is built there.

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    1. It's a big city too. They are building more all the time.

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  13. I've never been to a country with a climate like that. It looks quite pretty and so different form what we see here. That Joshua Tree looks funky! Thanks for sharing these pictures, I always have trouble imaging how that area looks like, so it's nice to have seen some pictures.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I know our climate and area looks a lot different than a lot of other places.

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  14. How fun! It's amazing how different areas of the country look from each other.

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