Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Convertible at Red Rock Canyon

Monday, March 15...we are still in love with the convertible as
myself and The Daughter, along with my sister and brother in law
head out to Red Rock Canyon on a gorgeous warm sunny day.
It was great for my bro in law and myself, as we were in the front
seat. For sis and Daughter in the tiny back seat...not so much.
Luckily we didn't have very far to drive, as Red Rock is not far
outside of Vegas.

Many beautiful vistas, but I cannot upload the full-size images,
due to their massive size. The ones below are low-res images,
but if you click on them, you will notice some blue squares on
the images. These correspond to a few crops of the full-size
images so you can see some of the hikers and rock climbers.
This is to give you some sense of scale on the immense size of
the rocks.

Mountain pan one:

Full-size crops:

Mountain pan two:

Full-size crops:

Roadside pan:

The Daughter, Bro-in-law, and sis:

The Daughter on a rock:

We ended up at Bonnie Springs Ranch, a nice little outpost
with a restaurant, bar, and a petting zoo.

My sister amused herself by teasing some swans...and if you
have had any experience with large aggressive birds like geese
and swans, you may know that this is not a good idea.

A deer took a hankering to my bro in law's shirt for some
reason, and chewed contentedly on it for several minutes.
When the deer finally let go, we were pretty amazed that his
whole shirt was just soaking wet, and the funny part was that
my bro, after touching it, exclaimed "Oh, man, it's HOT!" I
think deer have a normal body temperature over 100 degrees.
I guess you just had to be there.

For the next report, we will take the convertible down to The

Peace be with you.


  1. A white peacock!!! Never seen anything like that.

  2. I have been to this area! Isn't' it quite a contrast to the nearby city of LV?

  3. Nice pics! I'm glad your sis didn't tease the (beautiful) peacock... they're some mean sons of bitches... even meaner than swans (or so I've heard).

    Man this makes me want to go on a road trip... well... at least fly somewhere and then get a convertible.

  4. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! Y'all are so blessed to be doing this now.

  5. Very nice pics. Quite jealous, I'll have you know!

  6. The comments, as always, are appreciated!

  7. Looks like a great time. Heading down this weekend.

    Also, I HATE swans!