June 18, 2009

Day 4 - Hoover Dam and the Strip

Today we drove over to the Hoover Dam from Vegas. We didn't do any of the tours, just bought tickets so we could go through the visitor's center, mainly displays about the history of the dam and a higher observation deck. We also walked across the dam and looked way downnnnn....

Dave and Jenn at the Hoover Dam (I wish when strangers took your photo they'd take less of you and more of the attraction)

Here's a better photo (taken by Jenn)

Even though the dam was impressive, I thought this was cooler. A gigantic bridge being built to alleviate traffic over the dam.

On the way back to Vegas, we stopped at Boulder City for a few virtual caches. Here's the first virtual, the first cache found of our road trip!

Later that night, we drove down to the Bellagio to check out the conservatory and the fountain show. Every trip to Vegas, this is the one hotel we have to stop by, not to gamble, but to check out what's new.

Jenn underneath water at the Bellagio Conservatory

A very old ferris wheel at the Conservatory

Jenn with her favorite glass sculptures near the Bellagio front desk

Fountain display at the Bellagio (song was Viva Las Vegas by Elvis)

Tomorrow, off to the Grand Canyon.


zelda h said...

Thanks! Will be on the trip with you two! have fun M and D

Tammy said...

Wow the bridge is very cool! I loved the Hoover Dam and the Bellagio is definitely a must stop to see what's new.