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Floyd Lamb Park, Las Vegas

A NICE AFTERNOON STROLL

In early May, I made a short trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, to help my sister Barbara celebrate her birthday.  No, we did not spend time at the casinos or even downtown at the strip.  I just do not like the noise and crowds.  We are much more apt to visit Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire State Park.

On this trip, we took a nice afternoon stroll through a wonderful little park named after Floyd Lamb.  The Floyd Lamb Park is in town, just down the street, actually.  The park is centered on Tule Springs, a series of small lakes, and covers over 2,000 acres.  There are ponds, campsites, picnic areas, hiking trails and even horseback trails all circled by distant mountains.  Barbara walks there often.

On this visit I was able to join her as we strolled around Floyd Lamb Park.  The minimal rain of the morning diminished by the time we arrived in the afternoon.  We only walked around the main pond, about a mile.  But we saw lots of geese, a few boat tail grackles, a couple flowers, and even some really cute little bunnies.  It was a delightful afternoon.

The scenery was gorgeous!

My favorite was feeding the bunnies!  At one time, I counted 22 running forward to get some carrots.

This Canada Goose stalked us a bit, rather miffed that we only brought carrots for the rabbits.  Next time, we better bring some bread for the geese as well.

A SIDE NOTE:  I have bad knees and thus have not been able to take even a short walk through a park in a long time. But I have purchased myself a travel scooter that allows me to “stroll” through gardens and museums, etc. The little scooter is great as it comes apart into four basic pieces that I can stow in the trunk.  I’m looking forward to visiting more and more parks in the future.  My great little scooter is from Spin Life.

NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN LAS VEGAS, TAKE AN AFTERNOON TO VISIT FLOYD LAMB PARK.

JUST BRING SOME CARROTS FOR THE BUNNIES!

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