If you've never been to Las Vegas, you might be surprised to know that the Strip sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. I'm always amazed at how beautiful a simple trip to the grocery store is here. Yesterday I was driving around the Green Valley section of town (Henderson, actually) and decided to snap a few pics. (So not what I should be doing while operating a motor vehicle, especially considering my driving skills.)
Out in the west side of town, there are pretty red rock mountains; those here in Henderson resemble mounds of kitty litter. They do make the landscape interesting, though.
Economically, things here still seem pretty bleak. Here's a picture of The District, a shopping plaza adjacent to Green Valley Ranch casino. As you can see, it's not exactly hopping for 2:00 in the afternoon. Kind of resembles a Twilight Zone episode.
Here's one of the storefronts in the District.
Sweet bearded Jesus, you gotta be kidding me. Fitness made fun for kids? In my day, that was called, "Get the hell out of the house and I don't want to see you until the street lights come on."
It's good to be here.