Not too long ago, I went on a weekend getaway to Las Vegas, Nevada with some of my fave guys! The four of us do Vegas together very nicely so it was full of fun, hilarious moments. We ate at a super expensive restaurant (thank you, Justin), got the hook up at one of the hottest clubs in Vegas (thank you, David), and stayed at the opulent Venetian Hotel (thank you, Tim).
So what did I contribute to this wonderful weekend getaway? A crazy adventure of course! I dragged the guys off the ritzy, glamorous Strip to the unforgiving terrain of the desert called Valley of Fire, just about 60 miles northeast of Vegas. I said something to David as we were hiking to the Fire Wave and it pretty much sums up the whole day spent there: “This is the stupidest, most amazing thing I have ever done.”
The reason I say it was stupid is entirely OUR fault. WE FORGOT TO BRING WATER. I face palm every time I think back on it. There were a series of miscommunications in which we all thought someone else brought water. The hike to the fire wave was our last hike of the day. Not only were we racing the sunset (the park is closes at sun down), but we were battling dehydration. That desert sun shows no mercy! I was getting worried as I noticed the guys slowing down, and a dizzy, tired feeling was coming over me.
We almost did not make it there because the sun was setting pretty fast, and we were not sure that we would make the hike back to the car, but we kept on going and I am glad we did! Let me show you why:
There is no shortage of beauty to be behold at this place. Eye candy, and photo worthy back drops await at every turn.
If you find yourself in Vegas, don’t miss out on seeing the amazing beauty of Valley of Fire State Park. Bring lots of water !