Just before my Birthday, I had the opportunity to visit my lovely friend in the West Coast and see the Californian dream she is living since the last few months.
After arriving on Tuesday, we spent already the first whole day in Disneyland. Here’s to never growing up! I have been to the parks in Paris 4 times already, so I knew what to expect, but the Disneyland Adventure Park was an even better surprise. Life is a fairytale, after all. <3
But unless you have a prince charming running after you, be careful not to loose your shoes in one of the rides. :)
As it was the week of Thanksgiving, my friend had some days off and we decided to do a trip to Nevada. This whole week was kind of a bucketlist trip for me. I have been both to California and Nevada, but this time I saw things what I haven’t before, and experienced things I wished for a long-long time. 4 boxes ticked, but I have to admit I still have to go back for more.. So little time and so much to do. Never enough..
What happened in Vegas will mostly stay in Vegas, but in case anyone is planning to do a visit in the near future , I will do a post with tips and tricks for a budget-friendly holiday. A trip to the US can seem to be expensive, but with a little planning, a smaller budget can go a loong way. I love cheap thrills!
To cure the hangover after two nights in Vegas, we headed to the Valley of Fire. The place is beautiful, funfact that many wedding organizers recommend the place also for the ceremony and wedding photoshoot. Don’t worry mom, I know getting married in Vegas runs in the family, but i’m still single. ;)
I totally missed out on Elvis. Don't remember meeting him, but if I did, think he run away after he heard me singing Heartbreak Hotel. I just don't have the X-factor.
However, I totally fall in love with this State Park. Most people visit Grand Canyon while they are near Vegas, but as we only had one day, I had to choose. No regrets, I would recommend Valley of Fire to anyone.
There are less tourists, it's only an hour drive from Vegas, the entry was only 10 dollars for the car (regardless how many people sit in there), and the view is breathtaking. What else do you need?
If you don’t believe me, here are some more pictures to convince you:)
I always find it fascinating, what wind and water can create together. You can feel like being in a rock-zoo: there are many animal-shaped rocks like this in the park.
If this is not enough and you are so childish like me, you can totally play with your own shadows.
Or run from one rock to another
Or play hide and seek, to make sure you are not part of someone else’s perfect landscape photo.
If you get tired of playing, there are plenty of good spots to have some rest
Make sure to dress properly. Lace is always a good idea, but you might wanna bring some layers. During the day it is nice and usually warmer than in Vegas, but it can get cooold in the afternoon, it's advised to bring at least a jacket or pullover more than what you would normally wear.
And don’t forget to watch the sunset while there! It’s amazing <3