Sometimes the coolest places that you visit are the ones you never heard of or thought of visiting. Last year, Jaki Good Miller and I "discovered" this place by mere chance. We had flown out early to Las Vegas before a Death Valley Photo Tour to photograph the Valley of Fire. Rather than take the direct route, we decided to travel up the western shore of Lake Mead through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. What a great choice. The scenery there is amazing and definitely beat the interstate. As we headed to our destination, we saw this road that looked like it went down to Lake Mead, and it took us to this marina where there were literally hundreds of houseboats docked. The mountains on the other side of the lake made a majestic backdrop to the scene.