on wednesday we drove to the valley of fire, a state park, some 50 miles from las vegas in the mojave desert. red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs gave the park its name. from endless rows of lot machines we drove into an everchanging, endless landscape that was just stunning... i took so many pictures! both while driving and when walking around. all were not as good as seeing it in reality.... :( i had a hard time choosing a picture, but settled for one that shows the red sandstones and the wideness/endlessness of the park... we spent many hours here and stopped at all the "photogenic points" (nicely indicated with signs, hahahaha). it was sooo hot! i guess we both drank 2 liters of water and still could drink some more..
its really funny to see things in real that, upon seeing them, you realize you have seen several times before, in pictures, advertisements or movies.... yet all those things, also vegas itself, are different, no matter how often you saw them portrayed on tv or described in novels, as you need to see them for yourselves!!