Las Vegas and Hoover Dam

Decided to stop in for a week in Las Vegas, from October 20th to the 29th, staying at the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort. It’s a beautiful RV park in the middle of the city, close to the strip. We spent an entire day walking up and down the main strip visiting all the different Casinos. No gambling for us but enjoyed seeing all the amazing architecture, and decor inside the buildings. I bought tickets to the Elton John Concert at Caesars Palace, so excited to see him live. We had dinner at the Gordon Ramsey Restaurant before going into the show, and what a fabulous show it was. He is quite the entertainer and we loved every minute of it, especially as we knew all the old songs. Click on thumbnail to view images

Las Vegas

Hoover Dam

Another day we took the bus tour to the Hoover Dam. Named after President Herbert Hoover, who ordered work on the dam to begin in March 1931, by Six Companies, Inc. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President F D Roosevelt. Before the dam could be built, the Colorado River needed to be diverted away from the construction site. Two cofferdams were constructed to protect the construction site from the River. Amazing, a total of 3,250,000 cubic yards of concrete was used in the dam. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated as one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. The tour of the Hoover Dam was very interesting and is a testimony to a country’s ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. After we left the Dam the bus stopped at a park where there was a herd of mountain goats grazing close to us before returning to Las Vegas. Click on thumbnail to view images