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It's Always Rainy in Las Vegas

Well I have been in Vegas for just over a week now and it has been raining 7 out of the 9 days. Strange right...I guess the desert does get rain, every once in a while.

Last Monday, I got to work at 6:30 and we got all our tools ready and headed out to Red Rocks Conservation Area where we worked this past week. The site was absolutely amazing. On the east side of the Spring Mountains is Red Rocks, which are an amazing red color due to iron oxide in the layers, it has an amazing rainbow look because of an older layer of earth's crust was thrust on top of the iron oxide layer. It was a pretty sweet place to work.

I was lucky enough to work with the GPS and track the work we were doing and some other trails which we are going to be working on next weekend on our National Service...Basically I just got to hike around the conservation area and "be awesome" as my supervisor says. On one of our last days there we got to hike up Turtlehead peak. We started our hike after a late start due to thunderstorms, which we thought were clearing out. When we got to the top about 2 hours later, we saw some thunderheads rolling in and just as we got off the peak, a thunderstorm rolled in and on our way down we got pelted with rain and hail....yes it was my first hailstorm.. Good thing I had my hard hat on. The rest of the week was pretty beautiful, the thunderstorms in the desert are gorgeous and me and my crew had our fun while we couldn't work due to thunder.

Come Thursday we were all pretty wiped out and got some rest and geared up for my Birthday weekend. Having no open container law is pretty spectacular, so we grabbed some booze at a gas station and hit the strip. We started at the Bellagio and made our way down the strip and hit up all the free shows. I was real excited to be there because I had never been to the strip and well lets be honest it was my birthday!!! Saturday was also really fun. A bunch of my friends took me to Freemont Street, which is basically Old Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun and totally different from the strip. My birthday weekend was pretty spectacular and as for my actual birthday, I spent it working (picking up trash in the desert to exact) and then my crew and some other friends took me to a brewery where we enjoyed a nice dinner and some seasonal ales that were pretty delicious.

Las Vegas has definitely treated me well thus far, maybe for the fact I am not a gambler what so ever. Now I just can't wait for everyone to visit!!!!!

Miss and Love Ya <3
MJ

Posted by MJMatson 21:56

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