Yesterday, the 7th, was a "visit the attractions in Vegas" day. Mindi, Chris, and Sarah went to the Stratosphere so Chris could ride the 4 rides located at the top of the tower. The rides managed to impress Chris who considers himself a connoisseur of thrill rides. Then we all went to the Mirage to check out Sigfried and Roy's Dolphin Habitat and Secret Garden. The dolphins were fun to watch as they were quite playful.
Today, the 8th, we went to the Valley of Fire. We left very early to try and beat the heat (106 degrees). The rock formations and petroglyphs were very interesting and we saw a jack rabbit, some eagles, and lots of chipmunks. We took the scenic route home through the mountains.