July 2017 Magazines - Page 42

Livin’ Local An Appetite for Adventure A Day at Lake Las Vegas By J. Tyge O’Donnell I recently visited MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas with the intention of spending an hour or two checking out the newly opened Proof Tavern and getting the scoop on the recently added experiences at Lake Las Vegas Water Sports. Six hours later, I finally left the desert oasis– my body wet, sore and sunburned, but my tummy full and need for adventure satisfied. It was time well spent, and I’ve officially added Lake Las Vegas to my list of places to take visiting friends and family when I’m playing the role of tour guide– a job I’m sure many locals are familiar with. Take my advice and head out to Lake Las Vegas this summer, where you’re guaranteed to find relief from the heat. It doesn’t mat! Vegas Water Sports has expanded their aquatic experiences by adding a wakeboard tow!cable system that pulls you across the lake while you try to get up (and stay up!) on the provided wakeboard. Surprisingly, after only two cringe!worthy face plants, I found myself up and balanced and cruising comfortably– although still not able to swing the wakeboard wide enough in the turns to keep tension on the line to stay afloat. Thankfully I saw the inevitable coming and was able to perform a semi!graceful plunge back into the water before being pulled up again for the return leg of the jour! ney. For those with some basic water skiing experience though, the cable wakeboard will be quick a