Grand Canyon Caverns and other Route 66 goodies!

I missed going inside the Grand Canyon Caverns in May 2016. My visit this time was well worth the effort. I stayed in the adjoining RV park for the night and was not disappointed. A fire, a friend and a nice evening, what more can you ask for?

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Perhaps a bored guide stacked these rocks!

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There is a band stage and sleeping accommodations in the Cavern. $800 will gain you a nights sleep with guaranteed quiet and darkness. Well except that there is paranormal activity down here!

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This cavern is an official shelter and has been stocked by the US Government since the 1960’s

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This huge sloth was found in the cavern. There are scratches on the wall where he was trying to depart and he lost a claw in the wall in the attempt.

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I stayed in the RV park next to the Cavern entrance and gift shop. A great little park worth a stay.

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These scenes of Headicus are probably the last to be seen. This building was being emptied by the owners and new occupants will soon renovate this iconic Route 66 roadside oddity/attraction.

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Hackberry, AZ gas station and musuem

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A much earlier version of Route 66 is just off to the right of the road.

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Hoover Dam and Lake Meade

It was an educational and awe inspiring trip to visit Hoover Dam and Lake Meade. A visit to the generators that are used to send electricity to several states was quite an experience. Of course they confiscated (the security personnel said I voluntarily surrendered) my teenie tiny Swiss pen knife! But the trip was worth it as we traveled down, down to the lower levels where the huge water lines bring the Colorado River through the generators. Learn the history of the Dams construction and experience the views from the bridge.

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Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, Las Vegas! What do you do if you go to Las Vegas in your RV and don’t gamble? Well you go see the sights! This posting is about Las Vegas, the sights to see on the Las Vegas Strip and the Fremont Street Experience. Other Las Vegas postings are Zion National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Lost City Museum, Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley, Mt Charleston, Hoover Dam, and Lake Havasu and the London Bridge! Enjoy the photos!

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Travel to the top of the Eifel Tower to see Vegas!

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The inside roof

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There are characters everywhere. If you take a photo of them they will ask you for money! I also found several drummers using plastic pails as drums. They weren’t too bad actually.

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Inside shops at the Venetian.

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More Characters

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The Flamingo has a nice Wildlife Habitat.

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These are cupcakes for sale at this bakery.

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Just outside the Flamingo

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A Waxing experience!

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There are water shows at a few of the casinos.

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Trump Tower

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Circus Circus casino provides a few free circus acts for the enjoyment of children and adults alike.

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The Treasure Island Casino doesn’t have the gun firing sinking ship presentation but the ships are still there to be seen.

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There are volcano shows at the Mirage.

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There is even a White Castle burger joint on the strip!

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Harrah’s Carnaval Court has live music and flair bartenders.

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Boulder City Art in the Park

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Hawaiian Aloha crafts sale and  native dances.

 

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