Category Archives: Las Vegas

Slideshows of California trip

We recently visited California for almost 3 weeks.   We blogged about the visit as we went along.  Although a bit overdue, I compiled the visit into a series of slide shows.

We started our trip by visiting the awesome national parks of Sequoia and Yosemite.  Below are some slide shows for that part of our trip:

Then we spent a few days in the wine country.  We started in Napa and made our way to Sonoma.  Below are slide shows for the wine country:

We then made it to San Francisco, visiting more national parks, Alcatraz, the city, and Haite Ashbury, the birthplace of the hippy movement.  Below are slide shows:

We then headed south to see the Hearst Castle, built by William Randolph Hearst.  Upon leaving the castle, we drove the Pacific Coast Highway up north through Big Sur to Carmel, the hometown of Clint Eastwood.  The next day we drove the 17 mile road through scenic Pebble Beach.  sideshows:

After leaving California, we made our way through Nevada, visiting the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas.  Here are slide shows from that visit:

What’s Next?

In a few weeks, we are planning a 3 month trip to the Northwest USA.  We plan to see Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Titans, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver and Victoria Island.   Talk to you soon!

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Visiting Hoover Dam and Las Vegas

The last leg of our almost four-week vacation has taken us to Hoover Dam and Las Vegas.  Hoover Dam is an incredible engineering feat.  We booked the tour through a website that picked us up at our Las Vegas hotel but I think we overpaid for that. We could have bought the ticket at Hoover Dam for much cheaper.  The tour itself was not mind-blowing but it was interesting.  Here are some pictures we took during the tour.

Lake Mead at Hoover Dam

Lake Mead at Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

This was my first visit to Las Vegas.  We arrived at night and it looks totally different at night than during the day. It was packed, I was surprised at how many people were visiting in early April.  We saw the Criss Angel show, he puts on a really good magic show.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas or Paris?

Las Vegas or Paris?

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas - We stayed at the Luxor

Las Vegas – We stayed at the Luxor

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

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On our way back, we snapped these photos in Utah.  This is beautiful country!

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah

Beautiful Utah