As I pedaled through the federal Red Rock conservation area, my senses were filled with the details of the desert flora.
There is no more intense connection for human beings in an environment than the connection between person and landscape.
It's the place where my soul is nourished and where are hills are conquered by bicycle by merely gazing at the land.
Beaches and the ocean are lovely too. And the sounds of waves crashing along coastlines can be hypnotic.
But I found the high desert and mountains outside Las Vegas addictive because of their colors, contours and shapes.
I think I'll be sticking around for awhile.