a canyon of red

there's a national park just outside of the smoggy, life-infested valley of las vegas. it's called red rock canyon. but i haven't figured out why ;)

the wide open spaces of the park are such a nice departure from the chaos of the city below. so my dad and i took drive out the other day to marvel at the great red mass of rock against the blue of the desert sky.

we retraced memories of hiking there when i was a tiny kid. and i gave him mini heart attacks every time i climbed, well, anything (because he still sees me as that tiny, wobbly child). then we drove along the curvy thirteen mile scenic loop of views before heading back to the city. and the weather was perfect all the while. it was a good day.