Sin City: Vegas part 1
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Ji and I touched down in
Back to Vegas and on to our hotel, the Stratosphere. Comprised of a hotel/casino with the tallest tower on the strip, I was looking forward to going up and seeing the views while riding the three insanely scary looking rides perched on top. Unfortunately (erâ€¦.or fortunately), 80 kph winds shut down all the rides so Ji and I had to content ourselves with watching the sun set the mountains and clouds on fire.. Beautiful!
The next morning we contemplated sticking around to see if
the rides would be open, but gamely decided that getting to the
30km outside of Vegas is the engineering marvel of the Hoover Dam. We had to stop for a second at a security check before going over the dam. I wasnâ€™t stopped for a search so I guess I fit the â€˜non terroristâ€™ profile. â€˜Yayâ€™.
Iâ€™d heard from a guy who knew a guy that wrote a blog that parking was free on the Arizona side so I kept on trucking and sure enough, 50 meters past a $7 parking lot was a free parking lot right beside the â€˜Welcome to Arizonaâ€™ sign. We walked back down and snapped a few pics and marveled at the wonder that was this giant wall of dam. Theyâ€™re currently building an extraordinary arched bridge directly in front of the dam which will no doubt be a sight in and of itself when itâ€™s finished in a few months. Took more pics of that than the dam because it would actually fit into a shot. The dam was just too big to get a pic of it all!
Seeing how long it took us to get here, and knowing we still
had another 350 km to go, we hopped back in the car with the