There are a few places to see around Las Vegas that I hadn't heard of before. This is one of them - about a 1.5 hour drive from Boulder City to the north. Since we had to go through Las Vegas to get there (or back for a circular drive), we went to find where I need to go for my seminar in a couple of days first. Once we found that, we were near "The Strip" so we cruised that around noontime. There were alot of people out walking and shopping but Mom got to look at the facades of lots of casinos. I tried to get a picture or two for her out my side of the car and she took a couple herself.
There is a real nice drive with a few internal loops in this park that showed us rock formations and colors that were wholly unexpected. We thought we would see American Indians showing us their culture in different ways, but the closest we got to learning about the natives here was through displays in the Visitor Center.
I think the pictures can tell the story better than I can verbalize it. Suffice it to say we were both impressed and awed.
OH - check out the moonrise pictures I got of the full Harvest Moon coming up over Boulder Basin! (Hoover Dam wasn't lit up enough to take any pictures - I had to drive back there to check it out!)