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Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Highway 93

Eight years ago today, this bridge over the Colorado River opened. The Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is the world’s highest concrete arch bridge.

Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon

Rising shadow

@RedRockCynLV @Vegas

Colorado River from Hoover Dam

5-photo photomerge hoover dam

5-photo photomerge of the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and Colorado River from the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam

On our recent trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona from (and to) Vegas we made stops at the Hoover Dam each way. I’ve been to Vegas several times but these were my first trips to Hoover Dam.

Red Rock Canyon

red rock las vegas photomerge

Red Rock Canyon (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Yesterday we did a short hike with my sister’s family to a lovely place I’d never been to before. Today we are headed to the Grand Canyon (for the first time), and beginning tomorrow night we will be in Sedona, Arizona for the new year.

If you ever want to drive the 13-mile scenic road through Red Rock Canyon, don’t go between Christmas and New Years. The road was closed due to high traffic. The only way in, around, and out was on foot. They still charged everyone to use the road which seemed rather odd.

That said, it was well worth the $3 a person price, and you’ll see more by seeing less on foot.

Dinner between storms

Dining room with a view

@HyattConcierge @HyattLakeTahoe

While in Reno last month for Ellie’s volleyball tournament, we headed over to Tahoe one afternoon when the morning wave was done for volleyball play. The wind at Tahoe was fantastic, as was the sky, and everything else as we were between two storms. Although it was about 40 degrees, it felt much colder, unless the wind stopped for a bit and the sun came out from behind a cloud, in which case it felt much warmer. Everything about this late afternoon and evening was a trip.

Today’s photo is from the Lone Eagle Grille, part of the Hyatt Regency on the northern Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.

Circus Circus

Our lodgings for the past three nights. Tip: if you ever stay here, bring ear plugs.

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