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Friday, March 06, 2009

Las Vegas, part 3 ( Hoover Dam )

Between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon is the very impressive manmade building Hoover Dam.


We passed by it several times because it was on the road to the Grand Canyon. It rained a lot when we visited the dam so we had plenty of room to enjoy the view without being trampled by tourists like us.

I looked to see if I could find a James bond impersonator trying to run down the dam. But I couldn't see any. :P

Las Vegas, part 2 ( Grand Canyon )

One of the places we really wanted to see when we were in Las Vegas was the Grand Canyon.

Arriving in Las Vegas we found out that the trip to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas would be about 6 hours. And 12 hours back and forth in one day was not something we wanted to try with two kids who DONT like to drive long distances.

So we found out that there was a Grand Canyon south which is just like the grand canyon from the post cards, just a little smaller.

The trip to the canyon was very interesting since it went right through the desert on a very bumpy and unpaved road.


 IMG_2236But the nature in the desert was just breath taking. Scattered around the desert were small towns. Have to admit not a place I would like to live.

Once we (and the rental car) survived the bumpy ride through the desert we arrived at an Indian reservation where we had to take a charter bus the rest of the way to the canyon (they know how to get the most money out of you)

Mom and daughter enjoyed the small trip.


When we arrived at the canyon the view was spectacular and it invited to a typical family photo.


One of the neat features of the Indian version of the canyon was a "Skywalk" where you walked on a glass bottom half circle out over the canyon. It was a lot of fun looking down into the canyon from the skywalk.


Las Vegas

Back in November 2008 we took a trip to Las Vegas but as usual I never find enough time to update our blog with our trips. So here is a delayed description of our trip.


Las Vegas was simply one of those places we HAD to see while we live in USA.

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay Casino and hotel. Looking at many of the other casinos/hotels we can recommend this casino.

Going down the strip was exhausting but also exciting.


We can suggest to use the bus that drives back and forth the strip. The strip is long and might be too long for strolling.

Sebastian fell in love with one shop specifically. It was a store for one of his favorite candies. M&M's


He liked it so much that we had to return several times and visit all 4 (or was it 5) levels of the store.


We even had time to pose for the mandatory family on the strip photo.


Many of the casinos (especially the new ones) looked VERY impressive.

IMG_2328 This is New York-New York. Later i was told by friends and customers that this is a great hotel too.

IMG_2348Paris was also represented along with many other European cities.

It was kind of interesting that most of the days we were in Las Vegas it actually rained a lot. So we brought the rain to the desert :D


It is very rare that we get snow in Atlanta but one day the temperature all of a sudden dropped below freezing and we got plenty of snow all day long.


We enjoyed the cold experience a lot. In the back yard we had a nice snowball fight.


The neighborhood looked very pretty all covered in brand new untouched snow.


IMG_3280 We had to make a snowman for the front yard. The snowman lasted about 4 days but then the temperature raised to 74(f) and frosty the snowman couldn't handle that change.

What is typical for us is that we enjoy taking a road-trip to see what it looks like in other areas.


Small video example from our drive, click on this link.