After one week visiting the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and its surroundings, the time came for a different environment.
<This is the fifth in a series of posts covering our Road Trip along the fantastic desert scenery of the US Southwest. Click here to access the Intro post to the series, and here to access the previous post>
We hit the road once again, this time bound for Las Vegas …
… but first, a quick detour to visit the Hoover Dam:
Built in the mid-30’s and at over 700ft tall, it was a major engineering marvel at the time, and still is today. Over 1 million tourists visit it every year:
From there we went straight to Vegas. The hotel’s bathroom was one of the key attractions of the first day:
We went to Vegas to spend more time with our friends Ana and Noah, who lived there by then. With them we visited the Container Park …
… where Paulo convinced me to buy him a collection of mustaches:
The kids had a great time at the kids’ science museum:
Of course, we also visited the Strips which make the city so famous – old …
… and new:
Not captured in pictures, we catch up with the movie theatre – which is something we don’t have much access from the boat – watching Pixels, Jurassic World and Mad Max (the latter being definitely a stretch for the kids).
We also spent time in town shopping online and visiting the few marine stores for those hard-to-find boat parts, and Ana’s apartment was quickly turned into Pesto’s supply warehouse:
Finally, we sourced some “secret components” for the last step of the Road Trip …
… but this is already the subject of the next post, which is also the last in this series. Stay tuned