Seven Magic Mountains
I bought my first TRUE wide angle lens specifically for this trip... I was invited to a bachelorette party in Vegas, and the party wasn't starting til Friday night, so I flew in early Friday morning, rented a car, and visited the Seven Magic Mountains. It is an art installation in the desert about 20 minutes outside Vegas. The stacked neon boulders against a barren desert background is nothing short of trippy. It's reminiscent of a mirage of cold, hard popsicles you want to just press your body against for relief from the 106 degree heat, that literally cooked my skin, which began bubbling immediately after getting out of my car.
The Hoover Dam
With a couple hours left before meeting the group, I decided to drive an hour east to see the Hoover Dam for the first time. It was cool to learn about how they built the dam with such little technology and man-power compared to today.
This picture was scary to take, hanging my camera over the look out point. The dam was one thing, but to me, the bridge across from it was even more intense. The thing is unimaginably high. Picture being on the very top of the vertical suspenders on the Golden Gate Bridge. Now picture you're 140 feet higher than that. That's how high you are when you're on this bridge. Stomach-churn-worthy for sure.