Guess what? My camera was in my truck! :)
These pictures are pretty much in a time line
The Big Smokey Valley: Very nice drive any time of year, lots of scenery, not much of anything else. Between Austin and Tonapah. One year we were traveling to AZ, when the kids were younger we traveled at night, and the Valley is so dark, we could actually 'see' helicopters from the nearby military base outlined against the myriad stars! Another year we saw comet Hale-Bopp from here, a truly magnificent sight with a tail much longer than what we could see anywhere else!
Boulder Dam: They are building a by-pass over the dam, this picture really does it no justice, it looks WAY bigger in person.
My Family on Boulder Dam
The Arizona Desert: This picture has a bit of everything in it; mesquite, paloverde, jumping cholla, prickly pear, saguaro cactus, there is probably a barrel cactus close by too.
Picacho Peak: This mountain is actually a volcano plug, the dirt has eroded away.
Kevin: big prickly pear! and another type of jumping cholla
Joshua Tree Forest in Northern AZ