A red car drives through the freeway towards the red sandstone outcrops of Valley of Fire.
The Lumineers’ Cleopatra album is on for the whole trip. My friend said that she had the playlist for over a year; I said I did not mind, because I liked the band too. I find traveling more fun when there is music.
No matter how many hours a trip takes, we both liked traveling except for being caught in slow traffic.
On our way, however, to Valley of Fire one summer’s day in Las Vegas, Nevada, there was not much traffic thankfully.
Yet, when the car finally arrived at the entrance to the state park, we spotted a sign which said that there was extreme temperatures today.
When my friend checked in the morning though, it was less than a hundred degrees.
But we were already there, and it’s not every day one gets to hike in the Valley of Fire on noon-time during summer, so we rode on.