On Saturday, after eating an awesome $6.99 buffet breakfast at Red Rock Casino, we headed back out to Red Rock National Conservation Area for a lovely 3.5 mile round trip hike through Ice Box Canyon.
|I kinda like hanging out on rocks with this guy|
|I would have jumped in, but the water was a little chilly....it did come from melting snow after all...|
|full disclosure, my husband should be credited with this vertical panorama pic|
After climbing and playing around the waterfall a bit, we started the trek back to the car. As we were hiking out, we noticed a helicopter flying towards us into the canyon and were told by some nearby hikers that a woman ahead either sprained or broke her ankle and was unable to walk. Getting injured on a hike is something about which I'm pretty much constantly afraid. Fortunately, Red Rock Search & Rescue arrived in the helicopter to come to the injured hiker's aid.
After we got home, we cleaned up and headed out to the UNLV basketball game. My dad scored us tickets because one of the current UNLV basketball players played last year at the junior college where my dad works. It was more fun than I expected considering I didn't really have any skin in the game. UNLV won....and I guess when it comes to deciding between UNLV and University of Tennessee at Martin, I guess UNLV can be my preference.....plus, because UNLV scored more than 70 points, everyone got a coupon for TWO FREE TACOS at Jack in the Box!! I haven't eaten my free food yet, but, rest assured, I will enjoy them in the near future. I never claimed to be a role model for healthy eating.
Sunday was largely a blur with not much to report. I did get in a 10 mile bike ride, which isn't much, but its the most I've been on my bike since the end of October and it felt great!!