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THE CONNECTED TRAVELER ON TWITTER

FINALLY some decent location-based info built into Google Maps. http://t.co/KbyOTC0qGs
3D print a house or hotel with tiny robots http://t.co/JV4GHBc82I
Trolls, channelers and other beings that stumble and stagger in the bright of night during Midsummer in Sweden http://t.co/wB4mOb63zk
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The Valley of Fire

 
"Get out of Dodge" is a line from the 50s TV Western Gunsmoke in which Marshal Dillon admonishes ne'er-do-wells to high-tail it out of Dodge City Kansas. The Valley of Fire State Park, in Nevada is hardly Kansas, although Dorothy would be quite pleased with its yellow rock roads. The Valley of Fire is the perfect place to go to get out that outlaw town Las Vegas, as we did during the chaos of Consumer Electronics Show.

CES attracted some 150 thousand people and completely transformed Sin City. A restaurant manager friend tells us that the nerds don't spend any money on dinners and luxuries, they get hammered on beer and attempt to engage the local professionals, and we don't mean Real Estate Professionals.  But Las Vegas is ringed by some spectacular places, such as the Valley of Fire, a Nevada State Park, where my wife and I spent the day without connectivity, meditating upon a total absence of technology.