Death Valley National Park

We went to Death Valley National Park as a day trip from Las Vegas last month.

I loved the big, empty skies! Each plant, rock and even dust had its own space... free, modest, and unassuming.

I ALSO got sworn in as a Junior Ranger! I finally have a Jr. Ranger badge! Yes!

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.
— Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire