This blog was actually made in memory of my best friend Julien who passed away last year. Unable to cope with my stress and depression, I created this platform to release some creativity. She’s always pushed me to “foster my interests”, and I felt that keeping up with this blog is a way for me to connect with her. Truly, she’s my guardian angel as she continues to push me to learn, explore, and break boundaries.
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Why is the Valley of Fire Red?
Life in the Valley of Fire
4 Things I Learned While I Was There
- It is incredibly hot! Embarking on a trip to Valley of Fire without water is dangerous especially on a hot summer day. The sun shows no mercy as the heat took over my entire body. Shade is scarce, and dehydration is inevitable.
- Embracing silence. When you live in the city, it’s easy to forget what silence is like. White noise from the refrigerator, cars, tv, and other industrial products make it difficult to stay in tune with one’s thought. Upon my visit, there were spots that were less traveled, and the silence was immense.
- The valley is photo worthy. Still, there’s nothing like seeing it in front of you to really appreciate its formation. Nature has truly outdone herself here.
- Appreciate the company. I was in good company when I was visiting Valley of Fire. Besides being one with nature, there’s nothing like spending it with those you care about to appreciate the day.
- Entrance Fee will be collected at the time of arrival.
- Picnic areas are available. I suggest going to the Seven Sisters because it’s excellent regarding shade.
- Camping is available for a fee.
- Visitors information is open with a full overview of the park. Souvenirs are also on sale for everyone’s convenience.
- Hiking is suggested, but many of the landmarks are within walking distance from the road. I highly recommend checking with an expert to see which trails they suggest for the weather as they can be different in terrain and difficulties.
|Elephant Rock after a small hike to the top.|
|Two boulders from the Seven Sisters.|
|An image of the Beehives.|
|Different layers represent several directions of formation found on the Beehives.|
|Plant and cacti dominate life on the valley.|
|Different types of bushes can be found all throughout the Valley of Fire.|
I’ve had Fantastic Donuts and Croissants in my bookmarks for a long time now, and I had the pleasure of trying them out this weekend! The thing that caught my attention: SUPER CUTE DONUTS! I mean, who can resist such a thing? I know I couldn’t! Now, my final verdict:
I know, they’re pretty low scores! The disappointing part about this visit was that the guy who helped us out looked so aggravated when he was serving us. Alongside the bad service, ordering was only possible outside the premises’ window after 11PM. It was shady af!
If there’s a city deserving of both love and hate, it is Las Vegas. Look past the glittering lights, and you’ll see a riveting reality of its flamboyance. Gambling, gluttony, sex, and alcohol are not the only subjects that highlight this city. In a local’s perspective– it is home. Tourism heavily affects our economy as we rely on visitors to make an honest living. Hah! Honesty, now that’s an irony welcomed in an adult’s playground.
Still, my love for this city extends great heights as it caters to its locals. Talk about, $1 margarita, $6.99 steak and eggs, affordable buffets, super cheap entertainment, FREE entertainment, and gambling– if you say you have nothing to do in Vegas, you’re doing it wrong! The following is how I would do Vegas (in Downtown Las Vegas):
We Know Alcohol
Gravity Defying Zipline
When you’re in Downtown Las Vegas, trying Slotzilla is a MUST! There’s nothing like zip lining at the Fremont Street that satisfies both locals and tourists! Being afraid of heights myself, I would try this over and over again! There are two options in riding: a lower and an upper line. The lower line is in a sitting position, and it takes you to half of Fremont Street. The upper line is a “Superman” position, and the line will take you to the end of Fremont. It costs $25 and $45 respectively. Try it at least once!
Food For Days
We’re popular for buffets. I assume that in other cities, eating at buffets is not as typical as it is here in Las Vegas. When hosting guests from out of state, I typically like to take them to buffets at least once because it saves people from being indecisive. The buffets in Fremont Street at cheap, but to really get them at a bargain price, sign up for a players card. Membership is free, and it provide benefits. The following are just some examples of how much the pricing is for the buffets there:
Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station
Garden Court Buffet (Monday-Friday)
Lunch – $8.99
Garden Court Buffet (Saturday & Sunday)
Paradise Buffet & Cafe in Fremont
Paradise Buffet Breakfast – $8.49
Paradise Buffet Lunch – $9.49
Prime Rib Night Dinner (Sunday, Monday & Thursday) $15.49
Seafood Fantasy Tuesday’s – $21.99
Steak Night Wednesdays’s – $15.49
Enjoy Free Stuff
Light Show – Experience a jaw-dropping light show on the world’s largest video screen! People watching is free, and so are good vibes!
Free Photo Op With A Million Dollars – Ever seen million dollars right before your eyes? At Binion’s, take a glimpse of it! Photos are taken in between 10AM-11PM everyday. And guess what? The photos are free of charge!
Free Brewery Tour – Sign up for a free guided tour at Banger Brewing! It’s near the SlotZilla zip line tower! This is a must-try for beer lovers! Sign up for your tour here.
Free Slots – Enjoy free slot machine pulls at the Fremont Street! You’ll find one at Binion’s and Four Queens. You could win up to $2,500 in cash and free coupons all around the casino are available too. The odds of winning may be slim, but did I mention that it’s free?
Sharks! – The Golden Nugget’s pool is an incredible stunner with a marvelous feat of engineering. This is a 200,000 gallon tank full of sharks. Viewing is free, and the pool is open to the hotel’s guests.