Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Arizona Day 3: Grand Canyon & Hoover Dam

The morning after the wedding we decided it was time to start making our way back to Tahoe. The plan was to drive as far Northwest as we could before there wasn't any hotel options left. We made it to the La Quinta Inn in North Vegas.

Before heading out of town we met up with Kevin and Angela, Nick’s friends from San Diego,  for breakfast at the Red Rock Cafe'. Again, I ordered the omelet and finished the entire thing. We scored that morning as the mimosas were only $.99! After our goodbye's it was time to hit the open stop the Grand Canyon.

As a native Californian I had never been to the Grand Canyon however it has been on the list for sometime now. Again it is something that you have to see to believe. We walked along the rim, took a few pictures, geeked out at the visitor’s center and hit the road. I would have loved to  hike the Grand Canyon, but that will have to be another trip.

It might seem as though we were on the road a lot, well that’s because we were.  After the Grand Canyon we drove for miles that seemed to go no where fast. There really wasn’t anything out there but a few ghost towns and sage brush. Hours later we finally made it to the Hoover Dam. It's hard to believe in the 1930's it only took them 4 years to complete the dam. Amazing! We were even able to witness the construction of the new bridge. The bridge will be an alternate route to driving over the Hoover Dam. I made Nick stop for a photo op since again I had never seen the Hoover Dam.


This marks the years it took to build the Dam.


Me in front of the dam.


The new bridge..almost there!

Once again we were on the road! Next stop a hotel....

RedRock Cafe
100 Verde Valley School Rd
Ste. 107
Sedona, AZ 86351

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