1st Annual Las Vegas Balloon Glow!!

I love love love love hot air balloons, so when I saw this event pop up I HAD to go. It was beautiful and so much fun. I hope next year they get even more balloons!

Up in a balloon for a Tethered balloon ride!
View from inside the balloon during the tethered ride!
Inflating the balloon with air before adding heat to make it stand up.
Adding heat to make the balloon stand up, you can see its a few feet off the ground already!
The happy face gets a bit creepy at night!
so pretty
And then they start to deflate!

Random wanderings at Mt. Charleston

I had breakfast at the old lodge and then a small hike with a good friend, and other than not dressing in enough layers, it was BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING!

This tree was HUGE! I am almost touching it and you probably know my size, so… HUGE! BIG and Ponderosa Pine. Haven’t seen many this big before.

Liked the way the sun hit this tree and all the yellow leaves. Is it fall already?!

Fletcher Canyon Hike!

I decided to head up to Mt. Charleston outside of Vegas and hike around. Since it is a few thousand feet higher in elevation its quite a bit cooler up there, and the smell of the Ponderosa Pine forest was INCREDIBLE!

The fresh air, cooler temps, and being in Nature always make me happy. I am so out of shape it took me longer than people suggest but I loved every minute of it! Here are a few pictures from it!

Fletcher Canyon Trailhead
That’s a nice boulder there. I like that boulder.