Beauty in the Desert
When I moved my family to Las Vegas back in 2007, there were lots of things that I expected.
I expected life to get a little more exciting than it was. I expected the heat of the desert and the stigma of living in “Sin City”. I expected people that I knew to use us as an excuse to come here, and I expected to have company on a regular basis.
Life has been spectacular for us since moving here, but there have also been a few things that I didn’t expect.
Since moving here, we have heard everyone’s opinion on what we’re missing. People seem to think that Las Vegas is the “middle of nowhere”. Even though I moved my family to the desert, the temperatures were higher and more humid in the California city we moved from. The 2 hour drive to the beach we use to have has now become a four hour one, but what we’ve gained makes that extra two hours worth the trouble.
With just a little over a 30 minute drive, we can experience the snow of Mt. Charleston in the winter and its meadows and campgrounds in the summer. A 15 minute drive takes us to Red Rock Canyon for beautiful hiking or we can experience the recreation of Lake Mead.
Las Vegas isn’t all about the strip, as most people assume.
So for those who have told me that you can’t find beauty in the desert, I feel obligated to share the view that I have had for the last 5 years while sipping coffee in the evening in my front yard. Have a great week!