We went to Las Vegas for about 4 days this past week for some vacation and time away from work. We are not "Las Vegas" people and stayed at the Red Rock Casino on the edge of town, near the Red Rock National Recreation Area. Got lots of hiking in and thought about renting mountain bikes from Las Vegas Cyclery but we never got around to that. The scenery shot gives you a feel for the land scape north of Vegas.
On our last day we drove east to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. That was odd. Hoover Dam might be an engineering wonder, but it looks like a bunch of power lines and substations in a giant gravel pit. It's also smaller than I pictured it - we drove across the dam in about a minute. People were walking around and taking the tour, shooting photos, etc. despite the fact that is was cold and windy. The second photo looks north toward Lake Mead from a parking lot at Hoover Dam. No photos of the actual dam, however.