I had heard from others that Valley of Fire was worth visiting, and it was. We entered from the west, paid at the entrance station, and went to the visitor center. When you get there, you begin to realize how great this park is. The main road takes you up through narrow canyons between the red rock formations and goes on for maybe 5 miles to White Domes with many great places to stop and marvel. We also took the Fire Canyon Road which was also quite nice.
We recently traveled from home to Bryce and Zion national parks. Since the travel took more than one day, we decided to stop on our way out at Lake Mead. While we were there, we also visited Valley of Fire state park.
Lake Mead is the reservoir formed by Hoover Dam. It is very large. And very low. The drought has taken its toll as we were on the lakeshore but a long way from the water. It is a pretty area.
2015 Bryce- Zion
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.