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My family and I recently stayed at Bear Creek Lodge and Cabins in Helen, GA. What a beautiful place... out in the middle of nature!
My “Out In The Middle” has always been the Flint River in middle Georgia. I grew up floating and fishing this river and so did everyone that I grew up with. I’d say it’s home but it’s more like my center. I know if I get a few days on the river everything is going to line back up and I’ll be centered again.
I spent my youth growing up in the Las Vegas area. When we first came to the mainland of the United States from Puerto Rico, Las Vegas is where we came and made it our home. You can just imagine a ten year old going from an island with lush tropical rainforest, to a desert setting. My thoughts at that time were dry, hot, lots of horses, cowboys, Indians and bare dry mountains. Well, I was in for an awakening with my new surroundings.
Red Rock mountains and National park along with going to old town Bonnie Springs was one of my first and most amazing memories in getting to know our new area. The desert at that time to my surprise I learned is as full of life as anywhere else in the world. One of my favorite things to do when I visit Las Vegas is go for a hike on the many picturesque trails and have lunch up there. You’ll be treated to cliffs, buttes and super spectacular rock formations with so many different color variations. A must to do while in the Las Vegas area. It’s very easy to get to and does not cost but a couple of dollars to do. Simple and just as amazing! as anything that is in the strip. I highly recommend it. Red Rock Canyon National Park. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is visited by more than two million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits as well as a bookstore.
Bonnie Springs Ranch was an attraction near Blue Diamond, Nevada that included an 1880s western town replica and a zoo. It is located on 63.86 acres in the Mojave Desert, below the Spring Mountains in the Red Rock Canyon area, 20 miles west of Las Vegas.
Sarah’s Creek is a spot at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Georgia. This was my goto camping place my friends and I had in high school where no one could find us. It wasn’t on any map, you couldn’t get there without four wheel drive, and had to cross through a couple creeks and up and mountain. It’s since become an established camp site with paved roads, but I’ll never forget my time there out in the middle of nowhere.