Today was another sunny day. Went out to breakfast at Blueberry Hill - a 'family owned' place that makes pretty good pancakes. We usually do IHOP, but I wanted to try a local rather than the generic. Good omelet, but the hash browns were not my favorite here. As several other places do, they have a line of slot machines in the entry way, so if you are standing in line you can reach over and drop a quarter or two (or three or a few dozen). Last time we were in there was someone just sitting there playing.
Our closest grocery store is an Albertson’s. They have a slot area, with about two dozen machines. There are always several people in there playing. Enough so that the store has a full time slot person in there to give change and support.
On the way home we could see the mountains glistening, since there was nothing pressing on the schedule we just kept driving up Charleston to Red Rock. It’s only a fifteen minute drive and the hills looked so nice, getting closer and closer.
In keeping with the snow theme that’s been developing here I offer a shot of the Red Rock area with snow overhead.
This is what the Nevada desert looks like away from the strip. Lots of low brush, some grass, and yucca and Joshua trees standing about six feet high. There are mountains all around Las Vegas. If you are in a hotel on the Strip just look West and you can see this from your window.
Red Rock is aptly named – you can see a streak of the red stone towards the top of this hill. We’ll get some in the park when it warms up a little.