Family Friendly Clark County Shooting Complex, Las Vegas, NV…

Practicing shooting at the Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, we spent some time in Nevada.   Our oldest son came to travel with us for a few weeks, and we met him in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas isn’t exactly the most family friendly town – in fact, it’s one of our least favorite places to visit!  But, there are a few family-friendly […]

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, NV…

Taking a ride at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, just west of Las Vegas, NV, is a beautiful and relaxing place.  It is the perfect destination to spend a day or two!  With nearly 200,000 acres to explore, this conservation area is a popular destination for rock climbers, hikers, tourists, and sightseers. We have actually been to Red […]

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada…

Last Tuesday, Greg’s 2 week Christmas break from basic training came to an end. After he flew out bright and early, we knew that we needed an activity to fill our day or else it would be filled by moping kids (and maybe a parent or two) saying,’if Greg were here…’ We needed something to […]

hiking Ice Box Canyon in Red Rock Canyon National Park…

We enjoyed our visit to Red Rock Canyon so much that the guys went back the next day – on the agenda: hiking Ice Box Canyon… It was chilly enough that they needed jackets – especially in the cool shade of the canyon. The 2.6 mile hike is rated moderate for it’s ‘tricky rock scrambling’ […]

more from the Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas…

This year we are getting a little spoiled. The last 2 years, we have found ourselves staying at a lot of Walmarts and state parks because so many campgrounds won’t let us rent a site because there are so many of us. This year we bought a Thousand Trails campground membership, and we have stayed […]

Clark County Shooting Range, Nevada…

Last year we were able to stay at the Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas. Not really IN L.V., but on the outskirts of town at the base of the foothills. It is not necessarily pretty country, but we enjoy the wide open spaces, and the nearby neighborhoods seem to be pretty nice (no […]

Hoover Dam…

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We did do a few ‘touristy’ things while Greg was ‘home’ for 2 weeks. One of the places that we went to was the…Now that the new bridge is open, you can drive over the dam to visit, but it is not a through road anymore. It took us quite awhile to get to the […]

Red Rock Canyon NCA…

We have been having a wonderful time with both Christmas and having Greg visit us for a couple of weeks. But, Las Vegas just isn’t somewhere that I feel super comfortable, and we probably won’t be in a big hurry to get back here (especially since the TT campground here does NOT have candy bar […]

Death Valley National Park…

Last week we spent a day driving through Death Valley National Park. We left the 5th wheel and truck parked at the Walmart in Pahrump, NV, and took the van through the park. It’s a big park. We drove in through Death Valley Junction from Pahrump. We left with enough fuel to last the day, […]

Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas, Nevada…

Sunday night finds us still at the Clark County Shooting Range in Nevada. We are really enjoying our time here – the park is actually quite quiet, and the sites are impeccably clean – the roads are even swept off; yet, everyone here is so friendly and nice! (which is not always how it is […]