Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Day Three Part Two

Day three was about seeing big things! After leaving the Grand Canyon, we headed out to the Hoover Dam. I knew of course that it was big, but seeing it in person is another thing entirely. Man has created some amazing things.

We arrived at the dam just before dusk and it was the perfect time. Everything was closed down for the night, but you could still go in to see the dam. We just took a walk around and admired it all. It was built between 1931 and 1936, so it has an Art Deco look, which I love! Americans just don't build things any more that are both functional and beautiful the way they used to. 

Noah admiring the dam.

Garrett at the Hoover Dam.

 The Hoover Dam is another spot where you can stand in two states at one time. Arizona and Nevada. There is a tower with a clock for each state. 

As we were leaving the dam, we found the Welcome to Nevada sign. So far, we have a picture for every state!

Finally, we made our way to the hotel in Las Vegas. We stayed at Circus Circus. I would not recommend it. As Forest Gump would say, that is all I have to say about that. Seeing the Vegas Strip was very cool. It took a while to drive down and back to our hotel, but it was worth it. I didn't get a lot of photos of the strip because we drove instead of walking. We were all too tired to walk it by the time we got there. 

The next morning, day four, we slept in a bit because we had kept the kids up very late riding roller coasters at the Circus Circus amusement park. Actually, Jack, Noah and I rode the rides. Romy had no interest. Large coasters are not her thing at all. Especially when they go upside down. After breakfast, G surprised me by taking us to the Bellagio. He knew how much I wanted to see the Chihyly chandelier in the main lobby. It was well worth the visit! Gorgeous. Just behind the lobby, there is an undersea exhibit that was very impressive as well.

In the Bellagio.

At the Bellagio.

Taken in front of the Bellagio facing the famous fountains out front. Too bad we didn't get to see a show. Still very impressive. More to come on day four!


  1. I wish I had known you guys were doing Vegas! I would've recommended the Pirate Battle at Treasure Island. It's cheesy but fun!

  2. We didn't really get to spend much time in Vegas. We arrived late in the evening and drove up and down the strip so the kids could see it. Then we had a late dinner, rode a couple of rides and went to bed. I have seen something about it on tv, and it looks pretty good.