Lake Mead showed up on my national parks list and it was only 20 minutes from where I was staying in Las Vegas so naturally I had to go check it out. Oh, and I got a stamp in my passport book. Hey, if you are going to be a tourist, you might as well do it right.
This place holds a very special place in my heart. I knew from my stay in Cottonwood, AZ that there was a problem with people leaving their trash all over but it wasn’t until I was walking around Lake Mead that I had my Ah-Ha moment of realizing how bad it really was. This was one of those times that I did not have garbage bags with me and I deeply regret that. The amount of trash on the beaches and water were saddening. How could people be so careless? How could they not look at this beautiful park, water, beach, landscape, whatever adjective you want to use and not realize that they were ruining it?
Now, don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t covered with trash, but any trash is too much and I decided that cleaning up and being more environmentally friendly was what I was going to do moving forward. I now have a mission to educate other people on the issues, try to get other people if anything to at least pick up after themselves and to also try to be more friendly myself. Some of my favorite things since this realization are my stainless steel straws and my garbage picker uppers. I have done quite a few other things but these are my favorite so far 🙂
PS-The photo of feet is actually our feet in the water. That’s how clear and beautiful the water really is.