Tuesday, April 9, 2013

24 March - 8 April, 2013 - High winds, Las Vegas, Children at play...

Sorry about the delays lately.  Our internet access is still sketchy at best.  A lot of people think the desert is barren and lifeless but it isn't.  Here are a few photos we've taken the past week of flowers near the camp.

We took our kids/grandkids to Las Vegas again to see the sights. The first time we went it was to do some needed shopping.  This time it was mostly for fun.
On the Strip ...
The younger generation stayed in town to see the Pirate show but we older folks (and Scott) headed for camp.
One of our stops was at a park where the kids played, and played, and played...

The aquarium at Bass Pro Shop was a big hit with the kids.
Scott couldn't decide to whether to read his book or wear it.  When he finally went to sleep the wearing option took precedence.
We've done a lot of walking, exploring, bicycling and other types of play the last couple of weeks.  Kevin has caught some fish while here.  We played in the kayaks and rowboat and we've had lots of time in the water.

The guys from the airbase made multiple appearances and had night maneuvers several times.

Scott and Anna never seem to tire of trying to fill the lake in with rocks.  They're both getting pretty good arms.

The wind has made a few appearances as well.

On those windy days Scott spent time helping Susan with some of her computer games on her tablet.

One of our purchases was a spotting scope and a better table. 
We went to the Lost City Museum outside of Overton.  The kids especially liked the dwellings that they had put up for display.

There was a herd of cattle next to one of the parks.  Scott was fascinated by the bovine creatures.

And of course we went to the Valley of Fire State Park.  Here are a couple of the grandkids at Atlatl Rock.
One of the locals.

Anna and Scott taking a break in the shade.

We got a little concerned about Scott's ability to find tunnels through the rocks so we had to watch him carefully.  He, however, wanted to explore everything.

Scott held a tin-foil hat drill in camp.  Here he's sounding the alarm and running for cover.
Now he's reporting in.

Of course he had to ensure that "mirror boy" was up-to-date on what was happening.
Then it was evaluation time to be sure that the next time was more efficient. 
And the "all clear" is sounded.

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