Friday, July 24, 2009

Our 08' Trip to Vegas

These are old pictures of our last year family vacation to Las Vegas courtesy by My BIL and sister. My BIL Kelly is a South West Airlines Pilot and he gave us two free ticket and at the same time treat us well by touring us around the beautiful places of Las Vegas. Jake was still 4 months old then, and a good sport while we were on the plane and on the car going somewhere. That was a great vacation for us. In fact me and Jake came back to Vegas last January of this year and of course the trip was free again. Here some of the pictures I would like to share during our first vacation in vegas. Aren't they awesome?
Nevada is the seventh largest state in size, the name Nevada means "snowcapped" in Spanish. The state's nickname is the "Silver State," due to the large number of silver deposits that were discovered and mined there. The capital is Carson City and the largest city is Las Vegas. It is the gambling and entertainment capital of the U.S. It has over 200,000 slot machines, one for every 10 residents. It is the driest state in the nation with an average annual rainfall of seven inches. Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place on earth. Las Vegas was given its name by Rafael Rivera, a scout for a Mexican trading party headed to Los Angeles, in 1829. The Las Vegas valley was discovered in 1829 by a trade caravan of 60 men. The travellers named the area "Las Vegas" which was Spanish for "The meadows."
Hoover Dam is the largest public works project ever undertaken in the U.S. and has a greater structural volume than the largest Egyptian pyramid. Working for Hoover Dam was started on the 1931 but the appropriation bill was signed by President Herbert Hoover on July 3, 1930 for the Boulder Dam. When the work for Hoover Dam started Las Vegas' population swelled from around 5,000 citizens to 25,000, with most of the newcomers looking for a job building the dam. The Dam was completed in 1935. During the building of the dam casinos and showgirl theaters first appeared in Las Vegas to entertain the largely male-majority dam construction workers. When the secretary of interior visited the site during the time of probihition one of the subordinates came to him with alcohol breath so it was decided that a federal-controlled town, Boulder City, would be erected for the dam workers. In 1937, Southern Nevada Power became the first utility to supply power from the dam, and Las Vegas was its first customer. After much discussion the name of the dam was changed from Boulder to Hoover Dam. Learn more the History of Las Vegas here.

5 comments:

Lulu July 22, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

interesting jud na hoover dam ba... when kaha ko makaabot anang dapita...

klivengood July 22, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

ah ka nice ba sa buhay, free man ang ticket.. ka wow ba ning imong mga pictures Tsang. di na lang ko mangarap nga maka anha diha kay murag malabo man na nga pangarap...hehe taya sa ko lotto nya kuha ang jackpot, ah kana, maka biyahe na jud ko diha..hehe.

Thanks for sharing the pics..

Dhemz July 22, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

oh my gulay..kahayahay sa life woi kay libre man permi ang ticket...hehehe....ka nice sa inyo mga pics tsang....sos mga talaag lagi oh..bisan gamay pa ang bata hala sige laag bisan asa...hehehe...mga talaag jud ta da....:)

enjoy kaau mo sa inyo LV tour tsang....wala ba mo nag gambling didto? heheheh!

vhingF July 22, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

so amazing place...thanks for sharing to us these. it is in my wildest to visits mostly all great infrastructure built any where in the world but God never let me go...so I'm just satisfied looking to all images on the web. now is so easy to find to co-bloggers.

thank!thank! and also to the comments you left on my blogs.

good health and have a nice day to all outhere esp. to your family.

kittykat July 23, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

wow..murag nindot jud dah..maayo ka pa dear cge ka lang wara-wara..uban ko sa sunod ha..bisag ako lang pet ninyo..

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