Red Rock Canyon and The Neon Boneyard. Or some rocks and some lights, whichever you prefer.

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This week was a bit slower paced as Luke’s classes picked up on Palfish and he worked some crazy hours here on PST. Our fist sightseeing for the week was Red Rock Canyon. It’s free to visit and includes a really fun scenic drive to view it (particularly fun on the motorcycle). We stopped by the visitor’s center to learn a little about the canyon, while learning a tarantula scurried across the side walk I was making my way down. While I know they’re great little creatures for the environment they’re still a big nope in my book so we quickly moved on to the scenic drive portion.

Calico Rock, one of my favorites of the day!

Our next stop this week was the Neon Museum or Neon Boneyard. We lucked out because they also had a Tim Burton exhibit for the next couple months. It was perfect for spook month (AKA October). This was an excursion I’d been looking forward to since we arrived in Vegas and it did not disappoint. If you’re in the area it is absolutely worth the admission fee (which it’s a non-profit museum and fee keeps the place up and running so c’mon!) I included a lot of pictures from the museum because it was just to hard to choose and I liked them all so much, hopefully you all enjoy them too!

Tim Burton Piece
Entry to the museum
This was part of the Tim Burton exhibition, a tiny replica of the Glass Pool inn (which closed it’s doors in 1988) notice the skeletons in the pool and The Killers music video on the outdoor screen. I thought this one was pretty neat!
Peep the Tim Burton bugs and quotes amidst the signage.
I’m always going to take pictures of cacti, real or not 🙂
Tim Burton Exhibition
The tower viewers were also added for the Tim Burton exhibition, when you peeped through them you’d see Tim Burton illustrations added to the signage around you, pretty cool!
Tim Burton Exhibition
A large mobile inside the tent full of Burton’s artwork, it was pretty perfect.


On the road or not of course we had to celebrate Halloween! Our costumes weren’t just awesome this year due to budget constraints but hey, we do what we can. We all wore shark hats, including Bobby, and were “Shark Week”. Ya know? Like on Discovery channel?

Thanks Snapchat filters for always covering for my lacking costume make up skills.

Then it was back to the Strip to see any shows and casinos we’d not yet visited. We made our way to Circus Circus to watch a free act. As old as this place is, it is massive and still works hard to compete with all the newer casinos!

Cool painted steps at Fashion Show mall. We also passed a Halloween wedding while here, so sweet.

We also were told by our last Boondocker’s welcome host that we couldn’t miss the Mirage Volcano, so after Circus Circus we headed there. The shows are every hour starting around 7 pm.

Waiting….drums begin playing in the background…
Small explosions….
BOOM BOOM BOOM BIG FIRE WOOOOO! But really it was a neat thing to watch and it’s free so hey, why not?

I hope you all have had a great week too! We’ll be heading out from Las Vegas on Monday morning (11/4). We’ll be heading towards Palm Springs, CA. If you have any suggestions for stops we should make along the way, let me know in a comment!

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  1. mimi3412 says:

    I am glad we get to travel with you on your adventures. Thanks for sharing and posting pictures. I look forward to reading about your adventures.

  2. Susan King says:

    Once again, great pics!! If you’re headed to Palm Springs, I’m assuming Gurdy is road-worthy! (Hear the Mother-tone in that last statement?!). Glad you’re able to squeeze in lots of fun and adventures around your work!! I look forwRd to your posts every week!

    1. Thank you ☺️! And yes I picked up on that lol! So glad you’re enjoying the posts, I try to keep em interesting! While you enjoy them I’m enjoying all this gravy 😛

  3. You never realize all the great things you have at home until you go away and can’t find them! My mothers family mailed her the British food she missed the most until my sister and I were able to order it here in the States. That is still what she asks for at birthday, Mothers Day, and Christmas!

    1. Aw, that is certainly true. So sweet that your mom’s family mailed it to her!

  4. Work Wife says:

    So fun! According to google maps I could drive to Palm Springs in around 24 hours 🙂 Miss your face.

    1. Perfect! 🥰 what’s a 24 hour drive anyway? I miss yours too!

  5. Yvonne Bond says:

    Love the pics of the canyon and the neon boneyard looks really neat. ♥️

  6. Looks like so much fun, we have been hearing so much recently about Red Rock Canyon, so we may need to make a trip down that way. The rocks look so beautiful.

    1. lillardkelsey says:

      It is worth the trip for sure! It’s a fun scenic drive 🙂

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