Monday, May 23, 2011

Creed & Ollie Take a Trip to the Hoover Dam

Our second morning in Las Vegas we visited the Hoover Dam.  I loved the art Deco Details everywhere.  We rubbed the toes of the Winged Figures of the Republic and then headed over the dam on foot.
You can tell by the change of color on the stone that the water levels are way down from maximum capacity right now.
We were all filled with awe, except Creed, who didn't want to be anywhere near the edge.
In the background you can see the new Memorial Bridge.  It was built after 9-11 so traffic now drives over that bridge.  You can still drive over the Hoover Dam, but it's now just a scenic route and you have to turn around and come back.
We skipped the official tours figuring the boys weren't ready for that, but we did walk out on the Memorial Bridge to get the grand view of the Hoover Dam.
Ollie had no fear
Creed was happiest sticking close to the walls.
If you ever have a chance to stop and check it out, you really should. We'd love to head back when the boys are older (and they can fully appreciate having the excuse to say things like, dam tours, dam souvenirs, dam photos, etc.)


The Jensen Family said...

Looks like you had a DAM good time! Love the DAM photos you took. Did you guys get any DAM souvenirs? What a DAM happy family you guys are! Love you.

Larry said...

My favorite part about the whole Hoover experience...