After lunch we drove to see the Hoover Dam. Actually it is not very far from Las Vegas. Here are some pictures of the landscape as Todd drove.
I was so glad that Todd had this idea. We wanted to walk across the dam it's self so we drove to the other side. Unfortunately, I could not make the tour. There were so many stairs, I knew my feet and legs would allow this, especially my knees. They were aching for the first time. Todd understood and said he was fine with it, as long as we were able to make it to the damn. I was okay with walking to the other side if he wished but he was happy with going half way. Once we were on the dam, I took some more pictures.
The view looking straight down from the top of the dam
We both look so exhausted here.The Hoover Bypass was opened October 26, 2010. I think this is one of my favorite shots. I love the colors. I think this may be canvas worthy.
We then went over to the flag area monument. It was so beautiful and more than just a flag staff. The person who designed this compared the damn to the great pyramids, with the thought that this area would survive a natural disaster and be a meeting place of people when the time comes. Within this display there are so many facts of interest. Next to the flags are two bronze winged figures, they looked like a combination of an angle and an eagle in my opinion. They had a little story of good luck by rubbing the feet of the angels as you pass. The toes glisten in the sunlight being polished by visitors rubbing them.
The base of the monument is a star and planetary chart. It is a map of where the planets were aligned and the stars the day of the dedication. Near the center is a compass with the signs of the zodiac surrounding the compass.
After seeing the Hoover Dam we went back to Las Vegas and parked at the Excalibur. We played a little black jack. We then wanted to have a nice dinner since it was our last night there. We ate at Buca di Beppo; this was the best meal the entire time. After dinner we thought we would just go to the airport and check in. We had about 2 hours before our flight and we thought we could rest while we were there. However we had drama there, a flight before ours. Two women were kicked off the flight or not allowed to board because they were drunk. Oh my goodness, one had everyone waiting laughing. She was so crazy.
Las Vegas - Our First Night
Las Vegas- Day One~Part 1
Las Vegas- Day One~Part 2
Las Vegas- Day One~Part 3
Las Vegas- Day Two~Part 1
Las Vegas- Day Two~Part 2
Las Vegas- Day Three
Las Vegas - The Fun and Not so Fun Moments