We had another great day with family, we all visited the Valley of Fire State Park. We packed sandwiches from Firehouse Subs and had a picnic. I was surprised to see all three grandsons and Jerry and Kim climb the red rocks in the park like spider monkeys. Before I could get my camera ready, they were already at the top. They didn’t just climb one, they climbed a bunch of them. Betty and I enjoyed watching them, I managed to zoom in a few good pictures too. They climbed the rocks with ease and ran back down at a fast speed. You can’t beat youth. :-)
The Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada, it was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. It covers an area of almost 42,000 acres and was dedicated in 1935. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. It is a beautiful park, one that needs at least a few days to explore totally. It was another wonderful day in Nevada, check back later for more.