After getting breakfast at McDonald,s right across the street from Mandalay Bay we drove down the Las Vegas strip and parked at the Bellagio to see their fountain show. We always try to see it at least once whenever we are in Vegas because it's pretty impressive.
I didn't take any pictures of the water show but I did get one of the beautiful glass flower ceiling inside.
Then we took off for Laughlin NV with a little side trip to Hoover Dam.
This is the bridge they built to keep a lot of traffic from going over the top of the dam. The picture doesn't really show how huge this bridge is but take my word for it, it was huge!!
The Colorado River is the boundary between Nevada and Arizona. It's kind of hard to see but Nevada is on the left and Arizona is on the right.
The last time we were there back in 1997 I remember looking out over the edge of the dam to see the bottom. Not so much this time, I could barely walk up to the edge so looking over it was not going happen! I was slightly freaked out the whole time we were up there! Can't handle heights any more I guess!
From there we drove South for about a hour and arrived at our destination for the next few days, Laughlin Nevada.
Laughlin is a small strip of casino hotels right on the Colorado River.
We stayed at the Aquarius Hotel and Casino on the 17th floor. This was the view from our room.
I took this panorama from the other side of the river so you could see the whole little strip of hotels. Ours was the second from the right.
This was the view at night. Kind of bright like Las Vegas but much, much smaller and less crowded. We really enjoyed out 4 days here.
Next: Cousin time and Oatman, AZ