Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Anniversary Trip Part 2 Hoover Dam and Laughlin Nevada

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


3 comments:

Ann said...

That flower ceiling is pretty. I would prefer the less crowded option :)

Sally said...

Having never been to Nevada, I'm enjoying the pics. I'd always heard it was a city of lights! Wow!

Looking forward to next installment, buddy. It sounds like you and Rich had a very nice second honeymoon. :)

xoxo

Debby said...

I like Nevada but am not a fan of Las Vegas. Too glitzy for me and I am not much of a gambler. I've never wanted to see any entertainer that badly, that I would have to to go to Vegas.

I do like the western scenery and the weather. Have fun. Now I want to head on down to Nevada.