Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Day At Lake Mead


So if you are not aware by now, Las Vegas is slowly quickly becoming a literal hell. A LITERAL HELL. We have finally reached the point in summer where the weather does not go anywhere below 100 degrees and even a quick trip to the grocery store can become a difficult feat. This often means 3 things that us Las Vegans like to do, stay inside in our air conditioned homes, dive into a refreshing pool, or [our personal favorite] head out to the lake. Don't get us wrong, we love spending some time in the pool where it is fish free and there's no chance of drifting off. However, nothing can really compare to packing our bags, heading on the road, and finding a place to camp and enjoy mother nature's water source.
 
Lake Mead (depending on where you go) is about a 30 minute from Las Vegas and there are many ways to get there. Whatever route you decide to go with, make sure you bring lots of water for the road and for when you arrive since temperatures can really take a toll on the body if one is not well hydrated. Here are a few things to bring along if you are planning to go to the lake for the day.
 
Water // lots of it
Sunscreen // with hot temps, please DON'T forget this step, you'll regret it!
 A light lunch // we like to bring fruit, trail mix, chips, and sandwiches
Beach towels // they are longer than regular towels
Extra pair of clothes // to change into after you are done
Water shoes // a must! Especially since the ground can be rocky or slippery
A nice bag to put everything in // We brought canvas fine and those were fine. :)
 
 
Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope you all have a safe and fun weekend remembering how amazing and lucky we are to be in a free and democratic country!


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