Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hoover Dam and Jenny's iPhone

One day on our trip down to the lovely city of Las Vegas, we decided to get up at a normal-ish time and head out to Hoover Dam. Apparently it's one of the most visited places in America. Who knew? Not me. I thought it was gonna be lamerz.

In case you don't even know where Hoover Dam is....here you go (I know my readers).

Some scenic photos so you can get your bearings. That first pic is of the parking garage they built into the side of the mountain. It's quite an engineering feat in and of itself. And that second pic is of the newfangled visitors center/museum they have created in recent years. Before all you had to go to was that third pic down there (practically original to the dam itself) and you had to park along the road. I'm sooooo glad we didn't try and visit then. Parking on the road is for chumps.

This newfangled visitors center has all kinds of modern conveniences like escalators and stuff.

But what they don't tell you is that you might wanna use the bathroom before heading out there cuz all the exhibits overlook the restrooms. They should put this in the brochure, fhs.

Here is Gty reading every bit of information in the place. I forget this about him until we go somewhere like this. I skim & glean what information I can from said skimming. Gty reads every word, leaves no stone unturned and files all the info away for his next Trivial Pursuit game. Also captured on film below...a tender moment between Jespy and Tony...and Jespy's iPhone. See her tenderly caressing it in her back pocket? Yes, I know you do.

Another engineering miracle is occurring in this area right now. Maybe it'll be historical some day as well. They are building a bridge to go over the raging Colorado River so people don't have to go across the two lane road created by the dam itself. Apparently the traffic there gets crazy, especially on holiday weekends.

Plzthanks note what Jespy is doing in the above photo. Uh-huh.

Aww......me & Gty sitting near a dam, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Except we're not kissing.

Jespy wanted a wind swept look here. She got it (her had is most likely on her phone in her back pocket again).

Gty in Nevada ::two seconds later:: Gty in Arizona. He looks grumpier on the AZ side cuz he hates AZ. It's subtle, but the hatred is there, seething under the surface.

Cord in Arizona while most of his hair is in Nevada.

Here is Gty and Tony sharing a tender moment as well. But look what's marring the foreground. Yeah... the phone.

While waiting for the boys to....uh...something, I can't remember exactly what took them so long coming out, but anyway, while we were waiting Jespy and I noticed we could take some self-portraits. We took full advantage. Her phone was involved, of course.

Thank you Jenny & Anthony for being the hostesseses with the mostesses. It was such a fun & relaxing vaycay. The boys gave up their "wing" of the house so Gty & I had it all to ourselves. Speaking of those boys.... love them! Always entertaining, as you can imagine, and so so so nice. Homer loved me so much he never wanted to go to bed. Like, ever. Best compliment in the world.

Next time its you gize, us gize, and the Denver Mint. Nerd up!


Jenny ESP said...

You are obsessed with my iPhone, geez! No, you can't have it.

Had a blast with you Landersons, even when we sat around and did nothing or ate toast. We need to meet your three precious angels, too. Glad you enjoyed seeing one of the seven architectural wonders of the world. Only in Vegas, yo. And six other places.

Memzy said...

I read it real fast at first and heard "Jenny's Dam iPhone" in my head. Lollerz!!!!!

Looks like good times. Nerd up indeed.

Hot Pants said...

My pokemon brings all the nerds to the yard, and they're like you wanna trade cards? Darn right, I wanna trade cards, I'll trade this but not my charizard.

eekareek said...

La la la la. The cards are waiting. La la la la la.

Kim said...

My fave are the self portraits. You should have pried that iPhone out of her hand for a second and made her take the pic with your camera sans phone on it for at least on of them. Didn't Gty go to jail briefly for trying to stand on all four corners once in Utah/Colorado/Arizona/Nevada?

Flem said...

Wow. This is amazing.

The phone still dominates after all these months.