Travel Blogs from Boulder City
The Hoover Dam! First let me tell you, it is 106 here. 106 degrees. We are sweating before we even get out of the car. Ok back to the dam. As we were driving to the dam you go through a check point. We have a loaded car. Very loaded. Full back seat and two large container on top of the car with Evan's military gear and basic household things we will need until our stuff arrives in September. They pulled us over to have the car to be searched. They asked us to pull down ...
I leave the Lesser/Murr Ranch at 81640 Tiburon Drive in La Quinta, California, early this morning – beginning another 4,000-mile, 17-day journey. This time, it's a trip through the Mountain West that will take me to eight National Parks, five states, North America's highest paved road, and some glamorous ski resorts now running low on snow. Thanks to my blog, Riding the Rockies with Gary, it'll feel like I have you along for the ride. *** ...
... signs saying Hoover Dam, and I am EXCITED. We see the sign entering Nevada! We drive off the exit and we are met by a guard asking what's in the back of the truck(Jeremy's tool box wrapped in tarps) etc...he tells us we can't stop the truck and get out on the bridge. Well he doesn't know me :) We drive in and see the massive concrete dam! We drive over it trying to figure out how to get a picture of it in it's entirety. We get across and stop to get ...
... some discussions they allowed him to stay on but if he was to misbehave at all then the police would be waiting for him in Vegas. After this was all finally resolved we flew out 1 and a half hours late!
As soon as we stepped off the plane we spotted pokie machines! Yep definitely in Vegas!
We caught a shuttle to our hotel 'Planet Hollywood', our hotel is really nice and all the rooms have movie themes, ours is "A League Of Their Own". ...
... sun for at least 2 hours reading and dozing off- such a hard life. I spoke to mat on skype and we planned to meet in Houston where his Aunty lives. After a wifi sesh we started the fire and cooked up some delicious pesto chicken and salad. To top it off we roasted marshmallows and made smores with Oreos: too yummy. I'm so full and looking forward to another hike up one of the surrounding mountains in the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking