Yesterday was impossibly exciting because we ventured away from “The Strip” as we all wanted to embrace the desert and the hills and mountains that we can see in the distance from our room at the Luxor, and as such we booked a Pink Jeep tour to the Red Rock Canyon and the Mojave Desert.
We were picked up at 8.00 on the dot by Tom our Guide ….. and our wonderful adventure began.
What can we say …… well, it was HOT, a HOT like nothing we have ever experienced before, just five minutes out of the shade, and there wasn’t much of that, left us parched and sweating most unromantically.
The next thing that struck us was the silence …….. there wasn’t a single sound …… just our voices ….. oooooooing, and ahhhhhhing and OMG-ing"!
It was sooooooooooo stunningly beautiful ……
….. and magical, especially when Tom took us to see some ancient pictographs of red hand prints made by Native American Indians several thousand years ago in the rock …… it was another one of our now frequent awe and wonder moments.
Our pictures do not do justice to the stunning views, and it’s almost impossible to give an impression of the scale of things, hills and rocks that look quite small and inconsequential were actually mahoooooooosively mahooooooosive.
We saw little lizards, one of which Nigel was desperate to catch and take back to our hotel room, the cutest desert squirrels and road crossing signs for tortoises, but sadly no tortoises and more fortuitously no snakes, of which Tom told us are many!
It was a totally unforgettable trip, ending with a very exciting bit of “off roading” that we all very much enjoyed, bumps and all …….. and we made a little film.....
We all agreed the trip had given us a real thirst for more exploring ……. of which more later!