joy magnetism: From Valley of Fire to Casino of the Sky




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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

From Valley of Fire to Casino of the Sky

Magnet #922 - Valley of Fire State Park, NV

When the baby sister turned 21, we went out to Nevada and Utah, mixing fun stuff (Las Vegas, Hoover Dam) with STWsis stuff (Zion, horseback riding but thank God, no camping). And, because it was on the way, the Valley of Fire State Park. I'm really, really hoping I knew we were jaunting around the Mojave Desert at the time. Heh.

It was a very cool park, though really, it was just driving around and around (it's got about 20 miles of roadway), stopping every once in a while to look at some cool stuff along the way. These petroglyphs are apparently some 3,000 years old, and we didn't get to see them - raise your hand if you're surprised we missed all of this. (Though, driving around the desert, we felt very Mulder- and Scully-like - remember when they were out in the desert, discovering that hole in the ground with all the alien bones? Totally could have happened. Here. For sure.)

Anyway, I picked this magnet for today, because to kill some time overnight, we decided to drop by Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for some fun.

I've been there before a few times, but never really looked up and noticed all the crafty beadwork glyphs and pictures the tribe created on the ceilings. Some gorgeous work up there, and of course, it was one of the first things my mother noticed the second she walked in.

While not as old as these petroglyphs on this magnet, they were definitely just as cool.
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