The road to Las Vegas was captivating in its own way and I am glad I was able to capture some of those moments. So after my night in the quiet town of Fresno, I finally made it to Las Vegas, Nevada! The last time I was in Vegas I was underage so this time being legal in Vegas made it pretty exciting. This trip wasn’t really meant for “partying it up in Vegas” so I was content with just taking in the Vegas strip and enjoying the tourist attractions. A tourist destination I have never been to was the Hoover Dam! Sadly, since I went to the Hoover Dam on Christmas Day, I wasn’t able to get a tour of the facility. However, I was able to take some pretty surreal pictures!
The Hoover Dam was actually known as Boulder Dam and is on the border of Arizona and Nevada. The landscape of the Hoover Dam was pretty surreal. Even seeing it person with my own eyes, I could not believe how fake the scenery just looked. I love trees and landscape with a lot of greenery and I have never actually seen rocky mountainous landscape, so seeing it for the first time was a different experience. When I finally got down to where the dam was built, I was pretty blown away. The bridge is just built on two sides of the mountain which is being held up by a series of cords and some serious fancy mechanisms.
The Colorado River running through the Hoover Dam was very calm and was not rough that day. The color of the water was a deep shade of azul and it almost looked not real. I keep saying the landscape looks unreal because honestly, the scenery at the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon all looked like it was painted onto the sky. If you ever go to Las Vegas, make sure to stop by the Hoover Dam and check out this part of American history. There is a really cute little town that lies right outside the dam where you can check out a lot of the history that went on during the time the dam was built.
I only stayed here for a little while taking in the scenery since there were no tours on Christmas Day. Hopefully, I will be able to come back again around summer time and see if the scenery looks different from winter. In the end, I ended up spending the rest of the day in Las Vegas checking out all the different hotels, shopping, and casinos. I had to rest early because the next day was a seven hour drive to the Grand Canyon!