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Adventures with Kristin & Mike

Tortiose on Road SignThis last weekend, Mike and I were determined to have a healthy, active, and fun weekend outdoors. We spent time at Red Rock Canyon, the LYFE Kitchen, and the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

On Saturday, we headed out to the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for a hike. It is a wonderful oasis of stunning mountains, nature galore, and plentiful trails to enjoy. It’s an easy and short drive from the city center.

The pictures I’ve posted here are just a few of my favorites that I took from our afternoon trip to the Red Rock Canyon.

Gorgeous Red Rock Canyon Red Rock Canyon Mts and Trail -

Driving through Red Rock Canyon -

Trail at Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas -

For more information about the Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, this website from the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association is a great resource.

Mike, enjoying the food at the LYFE Kitchen.

Mike, enjoying the food at the LYFE Kitchen.

LYFE Kitchen

After completing an hour hike and a drive through the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop, we headed out to the delicious and healthy LYFE Kitchen in Henderson (a suburb of Las Vegas).

The LYFE Kitchen is a casual eatery, and one of my new favorite places to eat out.

There is no guilt when eating here, because all the meals are less than 600 calories and less than 1,000 milligrams of salt. The restaurant serves healthy, delicious, conscientious food.

I must tell you, I am blown away by how tasty each meal is at LYFE Kitchen. If you get the chance to try it out, I highly recommend it.

You can read more about LYFE Kitchen, their story, and their locations here.

Riding Bikes at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Then, on Sunday, we decided to rent bicycles at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. What a delightful experience that was! My bike was some sort of cute Trek Cruiser. I’d like to get one just like it (see the Trek Cruiser below).

Las Vegas Springs Preserve Bike RideThe bike path at the Springs Preserve was paved and easy, so it was not a moderate or difficult bike ride. We rode the bikes for an hour, eight miles around the loop.

The scenery was nice and it was a perfect 70 degree day to cheerfully ride bikes in the sunshine.

Here are the links to the Springs Preserve and their bike rental program for more information.

We hope you’re all having a great week! Thanks for your readership.

Please feel free to add your comments and questions below.


Kristin 🙂

6 thoughts on “Fun, Active, and Healthy Things to do in a Las Vegas Weekend

  1. Patricia C says:

    Hi Kristin. This is fun–to keep up with you this way. Love that you’re getting outdoors. It’s so good for us. That restaurant looks good. At Megan’s urgings, I’m discovering all kinds of fabulous things to eat I’d never imagine before. Last night, Thai-Style Roasted Butternut Squash & Carrot soup. Delicious.

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    1. The soup you tried sounds like something right up Mike’s alley. It sounds yummy. Mike and I are trying to get outdoors more. It’s a work in progress. Thanks very much for your comment!


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    Great article!

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