Sunday, September 21, 2014

Las Vegas - September 2014

Last week Brad had a convention he was attending in Las Vegas and he talked me into meeting him in Vegas for the week. When I say talked me into - the conversation went a little like this:

Brad: "I have a convention I want to go to in Vegas. Do you want to meet me there?

Me: "Ok"

We got into town late Sunday night and before I knew it I was back on a plane headed back to Denver.

Monday we went the Hoover Dam and we took the Dam Tour. Why is it so much fun to make all the dam jokes? On the Dam Tour you get to go all the way down into the tunnels. It is a pretty cool tour.

Here are some pictures from that tour...

Standing in front of one of the tunnels that we walked through. Can you tell that Brad's head is taller than the top of the rounded part of the tunnel? Yeah - he didn't fit....

Standing on my tip toes - my head still didn't
reach the top of the tunnel.

Standing straight up Brad had to tilt his head.... 

This is in front of one of the grates that you see in the middle of the dam. It was pretty cool and hot - all at the same time

This is a grate we had to walk over to get to the end of the tunnel. Can you tell how far down that tunnel goes? You can't see the bottom.

These pictures are of an extremely long and steep staircase. When you think all of this was built in 5 years - it blows my mind.

If you ever get a chance to visit the Hoover Dam - you should pay the extra to take the entire tour - it is worth it - and that dam is amazing!

Just a little shot after we took the tour.

Even when we are baking in 100+ weather  this man makes me smile!

Once we finished the tour we raced back to Las Vegas to pick up our tickets for the Cirque du Soleil Beatles Love show - which was AMAZING!!

Here we are sneaking a selfie before the show - there were a lot of warnings about not using your camera so I didn't want to get us kicked out before the show even started. ;-)