So the next part was a tour of Monument Valley. It was a bright and clear day, but OMG the pictures don’t show how COLD it was.
The iconic view.
It’s a bunny!
Imagine going to this (very well-appointed) high school here (building with the green roof).
I have to admit that I don’t like cities, and so we left LA as quickly as possible (and I don’t like LA in particular), and had no great desire to go to any more cities, except Las Vegas was on the way, and a friend here in Sydney said: you have to go to Vegas, even just once, because Vegas is ridiculous.
And it is.
This replica of Venice is quite something. Well done.
This canal is actually inside a building, on the first floor (for you ‘muricans out there, that’s the floor *above* the ground floor)
All I can say is that the real Eiffer Tower is bigger than this 😛
Fountains set to music. Hate to think of the power bill. Hate to think of the power bill of Vegas in general. LOL.
We were staying at the north end of The Strip and I think we walked about 18km that day, seeing that the previous post in Death Valley was on the same day. So this was the obligatory Vegas visit. The pizza was good.
We were ready to hit some bush and see some rocks.
In the previous post, I already said that we enjoyed Death Valley a lot. We stayed overnight in Beatty, just outside the park boundary, and when we got the park ticket, they said it was valid for three days. We were not meant to be in Las Vegas until in the afternoon, so why not go back?
Pretty much nothing grows in Death Valley.
But the rocks are of all different kind of colours. We learned that people used to mine borax there. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what borax is. Apparently, you can use it to get rid of ants nests.
This picture doesn’t show how windy it was here. The little silver speck in the middle is our rented Toyota Corolla, when it was still clean LOL.
On the salt flats. The ground was actually a bit wet here.
The lowest point of the valley.