This is a picture of the bridge that's being built over the Colorado river that flows out of the dam. I think that's the right explanation - Stefan was trying to explain it all to Megan and I and I hope I got that right...
This is the lake that Hoover dam is holding back. It was really really low and you can see how high it's normally supposed to be by the white line located on the mountain walls.
This is the spillway that drains into the Colorado river when the lake overflows. As I said before, the lake was really really low but the white line where it's supposed to be was just about even with the top of this spillway. It would have been awesome to see tons of water flowing down that huge hole.
Penn is the tall dude and he is REALLY tall. Jere is 6' so this guy has to be almost 7'. I noticed that in the beginning of the show he started out with a braided pony tail, half way through his pony tail became unbraided and at the end of the show his hair was just flowin' free. I'm not sure why he does it...Maybe just part of his act?
Stefan suggested that we see this show and I am so glad that we did. It was probably the best show I've ever seen. These guys are magicians but they don't act like they have powers of any sort. Half the tricks they did, they showed us afterward how they did it and they are just experienced slight of hand performers. Penn (the talker) kept saying that psychics and all that are phony and that if anyone tried to make you beleive it, they were crooks. Of course he was way funnier while explaining it. It was just an awesome show.
After the show, we weren't done. We had a cab take us to Mandalay Bay which is at the opposite end of the strip from our hotels and we walked all the way back stopping at a few hotels and walking through a couple casinos trying to find a place to get dessert. We finally stopped at an Italian place called "Il Fornaio" and I was glad because my feet were killing me. I didn't think we'd be doing a whole lot of walking when I decided to wear nicer shoes than flip flops...So we walked along the strip and I'm glad because I got some shots to remember everything.
Us in front of the Bellagio.
Fake Eiffel tower. I thought it would be ironic to get a pic of this since we lost all the ones we had of the real tower.
MGM Grand Hotel
Annndddd our hotel. I was sad to say goodbye to Stefan and Megan after this long day but since I knew we were going to see them in a few days (at their engagement party in San Deigo) I was really ready to get into bed.