Friday, February 1, 2013

Cross country road trip notes: part 3

Continued from parts 1 and 2.

Ah, Las Vegas. We weren't originally planning on seeing Vegas, just a stop at the Hoover Dam, but once we rearranged the schedule a bit, we realized we'd not only be able to spend one night in Sin City, but two, so the decision pretty much made itself.

As it turns out, Vegas wasn't exactly my cup of tea. I really want to give it the benefit of the doubt though and say that I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have because our time there was limited and it was near the end of a long road trip. I feel like I would have enjoyed myself much more if Vegas had been the destination instead of just a stop. Even though my brain felt like it was going to explode from overstimulation a lot of the time, I'm very glad I saw Vegas and got to experience some of what it has to offer.

The Chihuly glass ceiling at the Bellagio

The Bellagio fountain in action

Jess and me out on the town, in our favorite casino bathroom at Encore.

One very awesome thing we did do while we were there was take a tour of the Neon Museum. Learning about the culture and history of the city made me appreciate the madness a bit more. Walking through the boneyard was one of my favorite activities of the trip.

As originally planned, we did swing by the Hoover Dam to behold the engineering wonder with our own eyes. It's incredibly hard to convey in pictures just how big of a dam this baby is, so you're just going to have to take my word and poor photographic evidence for it if you haven't seen it yourself. 

Next up (and probably the last cross country post) is California!

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