The bmw was an ok car new...but it was very expensive to maintain and started to have those weird "german" problems LOLThe X3 is a great vehicle. If something happened to my '18XT it would be the X1 for sure...no question.
If you liked the Valley of the Fire, then you will probably also like Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston. Check 'em out!As for Las Vegas, I was shocked at how much I liked the area. I went to a conference in LV a few years back and couldn’t wait to go back. While I visited the casinos, the big draw was the parks in the area. I was amazed with Valley of Fire, north of town. I have been there 3 times in 2 visits to the area. I can’t wait to get back.