Day 39, Hoover Dam, “Viva Las Vegas,” May 12th

283.5 RV miles today, 6,045.8 total

We left the Grand Canyon early Sunday morning for the 283 mile drive to Las Vegas. On the way, we stopped by Hoover Dam, an incredible man-made feat. We took the tour taking the elevator down to the deep tunnels of the dam. We arrived in Las Vegas in 101 degree temperatures…dry heat but still pretty hot! We took in the Cirque du Soleil performance of “O” at the Belagio & then the impressive water fountain show. Yet another WOW moment of this trip!  We had dinner at the Belagio Cafe & walked around the Strip and then back home to “Thumper.” From Las Vegas Strip at Circus Circus RV Campground, m, b, s & t

 “This morning I came, I saw, and I was conquered, as everyone would be who sees for the first time this great feat of mankind. . . .Ten years ago the place where we gathered was an unpeopled, forbidding desert. In the bottom of the gloomy canyon whose precipitous walls rose to height of more than a thousand feet, flowed a turbulent, dangerous river. . . . The site of Boulder City was a cactus-covered waste. And the transformation wrought here in these years is a twentieth century marvel.” –Speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, September 30, 1935 at the Dedication of Boulder Dam, September 30, 1935

“I shouldn’t be near Vegas and have money in my pocket.” –Adam Sandler





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