A few weeks ago, Kirk and his dad met in Las Vegas. The main purpose of the trip was to go to a motorcycle auction, but they managed to fit in a lot of site-seeing too!!! Neither Kirk or his dad are big gamblers, but there is no shortage of fun things in Las Vegas. Sorry there aren’t more pictures of the rest of the trip. As they say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
The view from their room at Mandalay Bay.
At the Mecum motorcycle auction.
This is the motorcycle that Kirk was bidding on. Unfortunately (for him, fortunately for me) he didn’t win.
Just some other cool bikes that were up for auction.
Saturday, they went to the Neon Museum (also known as the Neon Boneyard or Neon Graveyard). It features many lots of signs from old casinos and other businesses.
Then they went to check out a few places from some Reality TV shows. This is the shop featured in The History Channel’s “Pawn Stars.”
They headed to Freemont Street, home of Las Vegas’s first hotel (the Hotel Nevada in 1906), the first telephone (1907), and the first paved street (1925), the first NEvada gaming license, the first traffic light, the first elevator, and the first high-rise building. Basically the beginning of Las Vegas. The Horseshoe was the first casino to install carpeting (the floors used to be sawdust and you used to be able to ride your horse into a casino). The Golden Nugget was the first structure designed from the ground up to be a casino.
Hi Vegas Vic!
Saturday night they went to see Cirque du Soliel perform The Beatles LOVE. No pictures are allowed during the show, but it was a great show and they got upgraded to the front row!
Sunday they headed to the Hoover Dam, on the border of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. A total of 3,250,000 cubic yards of concrete was used in the dam. In addition, 1,110,000 cubic yards were used in the power plant and other works. More than 582 miles of cooling pipes were placed within the concrete. Overall, there is enough concrete in the dam to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
A view of the Hoover Dam Bypass.