A couple months ago I found myself back in Las Vegas. We only spent a night on the strip then headed over to Lake Las Vegas. We took advantage of this and drove to see the Valley of Fire State Park. It was overcast but the landscape was still gorgeous. I've always found the desert to be fascinating, formidable, and peaceful in its own way. The drive through the state park was beautiful and we both enjoyed it but we also agreed we'd definitely want to come back for a proper hike next time.