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Viva Las Vegas

Kingman, Arizona to Las Vegas Nevada

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Today's journey breaks us away from route 66 (since the mother road cuts underneath Nevada) for a side trip to the North. We decided we couldn't pass up the opportunity to make our way into Las Vegas. Before making it to Vegas, we made a stop at the historic Hoover Dam.
Welcome to the Hoover Dam. "I'm your dam guide, Arnie. Now I.
am about to take you through a fully functional power plant, so
please, no one wander off the dam tour and please take all the
dam pictures you want. Now are there any dam questions?"
- Vegas Vacation
We did take the full tour inside the Hoover Dam, but unfortunately our guide barely referenced this joke due to a mixed age group. We learned the ins and outs of the dam process. We even got the chance to walk inside the service tunnels within the walls of the dam. After the tour and museum visit, we made our way down the road and into Las Vegas.
We stayed the night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Inside, the walls were lined with rock music memorabilia. After we checked in we spent a couple hours downstairs in the casino. After not having any luck with the slots, we made our way up to the room to get ready for the night. We had a nice dinner at Rare 120 before heading to Treasure Island casino to watch Cirque Du Soileil - Mystere. We had great seats for the show. Seats one and two just left of center in the front row to be exact. We had a wonderful evening to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary (a day late). After the show, we stayed at TI for a free show they put on nightly outside with their pirates and sirens on lifesize ships in the lagoon. We then took a taxi back to the Hard Rock where we spent the remainder of the evening.
Song of the day: "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley

Posted by klemmes 07:50 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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