ANOTHER TASTE OF LAS VEGAS

A HIKER’S PARADISE

 

Walking is a luxury of good health.  If you are blessed to have good health, put your car in the garage or a nearby parking structure and go for a walk.

SAHARA IS BEING DEMOLISHED--THIS ROLLER COASTER DISMANTLED
SAHARA IS BEING DEMOLISHED 2013–THIS ROLLER COASTER DISMANTLED

Living in different areas of the United States, from west to east and north to south, every city or town has its peripatetic attractions.  Loved living in Vienna, Virginia because of the Smithsonian; in Albany, Oregon because of visits to a cabin on the Metolius river; in Olympia, Washington because of a house on Budd Bay; in Houston because of the Astrodome (now Reliant Park); in Chicago because of Grant Park (now Millennium Park); in New Orleans because of Mardi Gras; in Little Falls, New Jersey because of great dining and nearby entertainment; and now in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is more than an adult Disneyland.

It is that; but it is also a paradise for the peripatetic.  If you are an urban or mountain trekking hiker, this is paradise.  The glitz and glamour of downtown Las Vegas is an urban hiker’s delight.

VIEW OF THE WYNN CASINO FROM FASHION SHOW MALL ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
VIEW OF THE WYNN CASINO FROM FASHION SHOW MALL ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

People watching and casino hopping reveal bizarre, zany, and beautiful bits and bites of life.

LAS VEGAS VISITOR'S TRANSPORTATION
LAS VEGAS VISITOR’S TRANSPORTATION

Walking under the “Fremont Experience” canopy on the hottest day of the year is as cool as a summer breeze.

GOLDEN GATE CASINO
GOLDEN GATE CASINO

Visiting the Bellagio to view a seasonal exhibit is as surprising as seeing a mechanical Abraham Lincoln at Disney World.

BELLAGIO
BELLAGIO

Tired of glitz and glamour, visit Spring Mountain’s National Recreation Area, 35 minutes from down town Las Vegas.  If it is 105 degrees in the city, it will be 85 degrees on the Bristlecone trail on Mount Charleston.

MID-WAY BRISTOL CONE TRAIL
MID-WAY BRISTOL CONE TRAIL

 

VIEW ON BRISTOL CONE TRAIL
VIEW ON BRISTOL CONE TRAIL

 

SKI SLOPES ON BRISTOL CONE TRAIL
SKI SLOPES ON BRISTOL CONE TRAIL

Las Vegas, like all American Cities, offers everything healthy living in the United States can offer.  If you can hike, this is a lively and fun place to live.

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