Today we drove out to Red Rock Canyon. It's not that far at all from Dave and Steph's place. You can see the red rocks in the mountains from anywhere in Las Vegas but as you drive closer, you can see exactly how red the rock is and the various layers of perspective in the canyon. Red Rock Canyon is actually inside the boundaries of the Mojave Desert. We opted for the Pine Creek Canyon Trail. The trail starts from the parking lot, is intersected twice by the Fire Ecology Trail and by Dale's Trail, then forks near the old Wilson Homestead. In the meantime we crossed a stream and a wash. (An area reserved for when rains actually arrive. The wash helps divert the water appropriately.) When all was said and done we covered about 3.75 miles. The weather was perfect.
The rest of the afternoon we ladies swam. Later for dinner we hit a relatively new place called Nora's Cuisine, a family owned Italian place. It was most delicious. We had to take home most of our dinners because the bread, antipasto and arancini were so yummy and filling.