|Mexican Bird of Paradise|
Last week, I was in Las Vegas, NV for a few days. My daughter flew in from Minnesota. I drove down from Idaho. It's an 8 hour drive and I arrived at the Vegas airport to pick her up around 7pm. We had 3 great days there. The next day, my sister and family flew in from Pennsylvania. That afternoon, we walked over 5 miles! We pulled a 20 hour tour of the strip that night. Four miles the next day....how do I know? My daughter always carries a pedometer in her pocket.
Our daughter lived there for 3 years and knows her way around town pretty well. However, our first stop is always the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory. Ethel M is owned by Mars Inc. and was named after the mother of Forrest Mars, Sr.
Of course, the chocolate tour includes a sample at the end of the short tour. Over the years, I have noticed that the samples are getting smaller and smaller....hmm... But the highlight for me is the Botanical Cactus Garden that is on the property. I have been there 5-6 times and it still fascinates me.
|Mexican Bird of Paradise behind rocks|
|Dwarf Joshua Tree|