After few weekends of national parks getaway, is time for a visit to the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. I will be driving my car for the trip in a group of 5 hence a night earlier I have to drive that dirty car over to car wash center for a proper clean up. Well, you paid for the car wash but you still have to clean it yourself with the provided accessories! Get ready at around 5AM, and thanks to the fresh brew coffee by Homewood Suites, we are ready for the long ride again.
The drive towards Las Vegas was around 325 Miles, and the day was very beautiful with cotton candy like clouds almost covered the great blue sky all along the way. It was a good day for a long drive. Before getting ourself into the Sins City, there is one place that I eagerly have to visit, the Hoover Dam, which famously feature in Michael Bay Transformers movie on 2007. Hoover Dam is a dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 and its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally known as Boulder Dam from 1933, it was officially renamed Hoover Dam, for President Herbert Hoover, by a joint resolution of Congress in 1947.
On our way to Las Vegas.
Great weather, spectacular landscape, very enjoyable drive.
Cotton candy clouds.
Rider on road trip.
Almost fully cover the blue sky.
Due to limited time, we first drive through the dam into car park area for some closeup view on the Hoover Dam as well as the beautiful Colorado River that flew through the dam. Second, heading over to Boulder Dam Bridge parking and have a very great overview on the dam high from a walkway bridge along Great Basin Highway. Lastly, quick stopover for a scenic view of unreal blue color of Lake Mead from the Lake View overlook! Very brief but very efficient and quick coverage on Hoover Dam, here we come Las Vegas!
Welcome to Hoover Dam!
Colorado River view that passing by the dam.
Our Las Vegas trip gang.
Waiting for Starscream to make its appearance from another end of the river.
But nothing appear.... It was only a movie lol
One of the most famous dam here in America.
Wefie with the dam.
Heading to Boulder Dam Bridge.
The car park area for Boulder Dam Bridge.
Great look on Hoover Dam from the bridge, don't miss this spot when you make your visit here.
Waiting for Starscream again lol.
Welcome to Nevada, the silver state.
Monday was never this blue! Stunning view over Lake Mead!
Definitely not a spot to miss when you are here.
Casual group photo over the beautiful lake view.
Panorama shot over the this gem.
Hoover dam - USA