Las Vegas – Chapter 3: Seven Magic Mountains and the Hoover Dam

Next in my Las Vegas adventure:

The Seven Magic Mountains, which is collection of colorful boulders stacked on one another  more than thirty feet high by Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone, and the one and only Hoover Dam!  The Hoover Dam stretches from Nevada into Arizona, so I got to be in two places and time zones at once! Pretty cool, huh?


Check out Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of my Las Vegas trip!


Las Vegas – Chapter 2: Valley of Fire

Okay, so this is technically not in Las Vegas, but it was a part of our Vegas trip.

This, for me, was one of the highlights. I come from green-treed North Carolina (although right now, the fall foliage is beautiful!), so to see dirt and red rock mountains was a beautiful change of scenery. If you are taking a trip out towards Las Vegas, make the time to stop here.

I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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See Chapter 1 of my Las Vegas trip!

The Anxious Doe

Some days are definitely better than others. I feel I definitely earn my gold star adulting stickers and then other days… What happened? On the days that are not so good—from general anxiety to stress to being hangry (which is very real, trust me) and everything in between—social interactions can be a big struggle for […]

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Here is the recipe for the Instant Pot Mexican Rice

The only thing I would do differently with this recipe is not add as much water. I didn’t take into account the water from the canned tomatoes (my bad), so I had to drain some of the liquid at the end. Overall, taste is pretty good, although I personally would have liked it to be more flavorful.

After and before goodness (because I have to make it awkward). 

Would I make it again?: Yes

Do you recommend this to others?: Yes