Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valley of Fire photos and map


Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The park is open all year. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees F and may reach 120 degrees. Summer temperatures can vary widely from day to night. Spring and fall are the preferred seasons for visiting the Valley of Fire. 


   


    

   














29450 Valley Fire RdOverton, NV 89040
Wednesday from  8:30 am to 5:30 pmcontact:     P.O. Box 515
 Overton, NV 89040
 
(702) 397-2088  - fax: (702) 397-2621






Friday, January 24, 2014

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. It is located on the Colorado River about 24 miles from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada

Lake Mead offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing.

Lake Mead is the 16th largest man-made lake in the world and one of the largest man-made lakes in the Western Hemisphere.


It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive where rain is scarce and temperatures can soar.



and we found out among all plants and animals there are also people surviving out there...



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Las Vegas average daily temperatures

Temperatures vary enormously, with daytime maximums averaging over 100°F in July and August, and night-time minimums dropping below freezing in December and January

Las Vegas is at the heart of the hottest, harshest desert in North America, and so receives less than four inches of rain (10cm) per year. The last day of June 2013 wasn’t just hot. It was as hot as it gets in Las Vegas. The valley tied the official record of 117 degrees on Sunday, matching the record set on July 24, 1942, and July 19, 2005.

It was the hottest day for the month of June at Mc­Carran International Airport, the National Weather Service’s official monitoring station. It was also the warmest June on record; 2013’s average temperature of 91.5 broke the old record of 90.5 set in 2006.

When you come to Vegas during the summer, do not leave any type of aerosol can in a vehicle, especially in direct sunlight. Other items, such as video tapes or CDs/DVDs can be damaged.  Small electronic equipment such as cell phones, cameras, DVD players and IPods can be damaged because of the heat, which can reach as high as 160 degrees in a vehicle. Never leave children or pets in a parked car: The temperature can rise to 135 degrees in less than 10 minutes, which can cause death to children or pets. If you see a child or pet unattended in a parked car, you should call 9-1-1 and alert authorities.

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids: The replacement of fluids during the summer is essential for good health. Water is usually the best fluid. Fruit drinks are also good if used in moderation with water. 

Temperatures vary enormously, with daytime maximums averaging over 100°F in July and August, and night-time minimums dropping below freezing in December and January. 

The ideal months to visit Vegas are April, May, September and October. The city is at its quietest, and room rates are therefore lowest, during the first few weeks of December and the last few weeks of January, and also during June, while July, Christmas and New Year are the busiest periods of all. 



Las Vegas average daily temperatures 

                             Fahrenheit           Celsius
                   Max         Min               Max            Min
January
60
29
16
-2
February
67
34
20
1
March
72
39
22
4
April
81
45
27
8
May
89
52
32
12
June
99
61
37
17
July
110
68
40
20
August
105
66
39
19
September
 95
57
35
14
October
84
47
29
9
November
71
36
22
2
December
61
30
14
 -1




Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Discovery Children's Museum

Activities: Kids run errands just like a grown up in a mini city with a bank, grocery store and airport, the Mystery Town: Interactive exhibit for mini-mystery-solvers
We took a kid to the Discovery Children's Museum for a birthday party and we are very impressed with this place. Here are some info about this three-story museum full of interactive exhibits promoting science, art and culture.
Eco City: Run errands just like a grown up in a mini city with a bank, grocery store and airport.
Traveling Exhibit: Traveling exhibits from some of the U.S. top museums.
Water World:  Children make a splash as they learn about the movement and power of water at play stations with turbines and water wheels includes colorful lessons.
Fantasy Festival: Kids can dress up and be whoever they want to be at Fantasy Festival, cowboy, astronaut 
Mystery Town:  Interactive exhibit for mini-mystery-solvers.
Art: Painting a picture on paper or draw on a computerized wall. 
The Summit:  13-level tower with jungle, slides and climbing tubes as well as hands-on experiments along the way, centered around machines, air pressure, flight, magnets, electricity, light and more.

General admission
$12.00 for ages 1 to 99
Free: Members and children younger than one year old; adults 100+ years old
Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult; 18 years or older.
Adults are welcome without a child, however we just ask they leave their license/ID with Admissions during their visit.

Membership 
Your year-long membership at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum supports award-winning exhibitions that promote hands-on learning and a diverse range of educational programming. Plus, as a member, you will be able to take advantage of a range of great benefits including unlimited access to our newest exhibits and blockbuster traveling exhibits. Family membership: $125

Birthday parties
Here at Discovery Children’s Museum, birthday celebrations are extra special and extra easy. That’s because we make sure every birthday party includes fun-filled, unforgettable experiences. Birthday party room plus museum play equals the best party ever!
( http://www.discoverykidslv.org )



Address: 360 Promenade Pl, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone:(702) 382-3445
Hours: Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm