Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Past Trip to Las Vegas and Points Between

My friend Stacy posted pictures on Facebook about one of our trips, it was actually for my 26th birthday!  We decided to make our way to Vegas for a few nights (since that's where I was born!).  I also wanted to see part of the Shakespearean Festival so we planned for that too.  The idea was the camp the whole way and then stay with my step-brother in Vegas for a couple nights over the 4th of July.  After one very hot night of camping around Cedar City at Red Cliffs we decided to spend the money on a hotel room for two nights.  It was worth it!  We made our way to Goblin Valley State Park, Capitol Reef Escalante State Park, Kodachrome (where we camped the night of my birthday!), and the visitor center at Bryce Canyon. 

Once we made it to Cedar City we visited Iron Mission State Park (now called Frontier Homestead) and swam at Sand Hollow State Park.  It was hot, so we ignored the signs warning us against swimming because of "swimmer's itch," a nasty parasite that's not really looking for humans tries anyway.  We each had many mosquito bite-looking bumps on our arms and legs that itched horribly for a week or so.  We didn't want to camp again because of the bites and the heat so we got the hotel room.

Here are pictures we took along the way:

Red Cliffs Campground...106 degrees at 6 p.m.!

Baby pheasants at our friend Mike's house in Boulder, UT.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Stacy at Cedar Breaks

Fireworks Display

Dolpins at the Mirage

Step brother's pool!

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