Are We There Yet? Are We There Yet? (Quick Stop at Hoover Dam)

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Da girls - Mel, Melissa, and me

OMG....the alarm came way too quickly and it was already time to get up and get ready to head out.  As usual, I am slower than most but I was ready on time, even though both Mel and Brett were telling me to hurry....I was in the car at exactly 7am and Melanie didn't arrive until 7:01! HA!  After a few unintended detours around the streets of Las Vegas, Melanie got us to Melissa's house about 20 minutes later (Oh Julie (Pinchora) it was like the drive to Sal's BBQ all over again!!! LOL) 

As expected, Melissa is like me and packs a ton of stuff for a short weekend trip!  She had matching purses to boot - at least I did compromise and bring only one purse but I did bring 5 pairs of shoes!  HA HA.

Brett and I at the Dam
  We took a few photos at the house (especially of the incredibly sinful waffle type cookes Brett brought us girls......OMG!!)  Next thing you know we were on the road...well sorta!  Stop for gas and Starbucks and now we were on the road. 

Five minutes into the freeway trip, Brett starts saying, "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" HA HA.  He was super eager to get us going because he found out we were going to pass over Hoover Dam on the trip down.  He was so hyped from that, I worried about spending the next 8-10 hours in the car with him after he finished his coffee, complete with an added shot!  

Time passed so quickly as we all chatted and next thing you know, we are at Hoover Dam! SWEET! They are building a new bridge road since the last time I had been by - crazy but it is going to look really beautiful when it's done I think and help with traffic congestion through there.  There was really no place to pull over with the construction so we let Brett off and he ran around and took some pictures while Melanie drove up to somewhere we could pull to the side of the road. 

poohstanggt says:
We just could've picked you up on our way back through Sunday I suppose! :P
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008
metsbwd says:
I almost went in and did the tour while you all waited :-P
Posted on: Nov 14, 2008
poohstanggt says:
Good god he needed to run off some of that energy from the add shot in the coffee. One more "Are we there yet" and the Brett Brett was gonna be on the menu at the cafe is Seligman! :P
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008
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Da girls - Mel, Melissa, and me
Da girls - Mel, Melissa, and me
Brett and I at the Dam
Brett and I at the Dam
Lake Mead
Lake Mead
Lake Mead and marina
Lake Mead and marina
Crazy Melanie
Crazy Melanie
Brett and I
Brett and I
Awwww...we are always looking else…
Awwww...we are always looking els…
Like this pic
Like this pic
Hoover Dam bridge/new road they ar…
Hoover Dam bridge/new road they a…
Cmon Brett....lean out further! :D
C'mon Brett....lean out further! :D
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center
The Hoover Dam Visitor Center
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
Welcome to Arizona!
Welcome to Arizona!
Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
A little closer up view
A little closer up view
Mel and I
Mel and I
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