Yes Evelyn, they do exist....

A beautiful day at Red Rock Canyon

The kids are back in Iowa and John and I are relaxing from all the activity. It is New Years Eve in Las Vegas and we are spending it in the rig relaxing. Ah-h-h-h-h-h.
Big Horn Sheep at Valley of Fire
So today I am dedicating this post to Evelyn (of the Chronicles of Kevelyn). We had the privilege of meeting Evelyn and Kevin on our Thanksgiving visit to Vegas. In her blog she mentioned that she thinks maybe the bighorn sheep are really just imaginary creatures because everywhere they were told they would see them in their travels this fall, they never were there. The had no sitings in their travels. Well Evelyn, I found them, actually twice and I wasn’t really looking for them. The first time was leaving Valley of Fire and there it was just grazing bedside the road. Was able to get a nice photo. The second time was a couple days ago on our last jaunt with the kids to Red Rock Canyon. The park was so packed it was hard to find a place to stop and park but we finally found a spot at Willow Springs. On the trail that was heading to a seasonal waterfall, John looked up to see several of them on the rocks above us. So I am sharing these photos especially for Evelyn. Yes Evelyn, they do exist.
Big Horn Sheep at Red Rock Canyon
We really enjoyed Red Rock even though it was packed. If the weather improves before we leave here John and I would like to return and do some more hiking. The weather once again has taken a strange turn and the high for the last two days has been in the 40s. Unusual for Vegas. California was flooding again and they had snow and ice in areas of the southwest that are not use to the white stuff. We are suppose to be heading to Eastman Lake in California from here but we are going to check in with the ranger when she gets back. There has been so much flooding in those areas we want to check on how the park is doing and how safe the area is. We are having some real reservations about this situation so we will see what happens. The ranger is out of town until January 7th. We are going to move from here to somewhere next week but where is all dependent on the weather. Hope all our traveling friends are safe and warm somewhere out there. 
Big Horn Sheep at Red Rock Canyon
Oh and to Judy who asked whether the new bridge over Hoover Dam was open, the answer is yes, they actually completed it early.
Happy Trails.........


  1. Happy New Year! I feel so honored to have a post dedicated to me :) Thanks for confirming the big horn sheep really do exist. Isn't that how it usually goes. You see something great when you're least expecting it. I'm taking it you won't be returning to Zion this winter. If California doesn't work out, come join us in Yuma!

  2. Too cool to see them! When we were in South Dakota we looked for them too, no such luck :)

  3. Nice shot of that grazing big horn! :)

  4. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron


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