This is the main road downtown. I just love it. There are quite a few outdoor cafes and lots of little antique shops.
Boulder City is steeped in history and art. All around town you can discover all kinds of sculptures.
Here's a frog sculpture. I thought it was quite whimsical so I snapped a photo.
Here is a sample of an art sculpture made from something really old.
It sure is hot today. I think the high is around 110 degrees.
This is the Boulder Dam Hotel. It is a historical landmark. I think it is very pretty. They have a restaurant and an art gallery inside. I've eaten there only once.
Below is a view of the sign out in front of the hotel.
Below is the antique shop where I went shopping today. I bought several vintage postcards, the earliest one dating back to 1909. My post yesterday is what inspired me to go to boulder city today. I was hell bent on getting some vintage postcards and letters.
The sign below, is just inside the double doors of the antique store.
Through the brown double doors takes you to the general store and the old time candy that I used to get as a kid.
The inside is very colorful and cozy, with just enough sitting room for two. Isn't that cute?
I love the old fashioned candy sticks. I usually reserve buying those for when I visit the Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Of course, that's only once or twice a year because the nearest one from my house is in St. George Utah. It's about a 3 1/2 hour drive for that treat. If there were more to look at on the way, I'd probably go more often, despite my conscious effort to eat healthier.
Now, to the good part. Seeing all of that chocolate just made me want to splurge. So I did. Scroll to the next picture to see which chocolate candy melted in my mouth.
Toffee is the flavor. Cashew toffee with chocolate on top. YUMMY! And all the candy is made right there in the store. It is not shipped off to a factory.
Another piece of random art on the street. Not really my taste or my kind of art, but I appreciate the creativity and the artist.
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. IT SUCKS GETTING OLD.
JUST A LITTLE WHIMSY ALONG THE WAY TO ADD A DIFFERENT VIBE TO MY ROAD TRIP, AND YOUR EXPERIENCE FOR COMING ALONG WITH ME.
I DID NOT HAVE THE PLEASURE OF ENTERING THIS ANTIQUE STORE. I'M SURE I WOULD HAVE FOUND QUITE A FEW TREASURES.......BUT I'LL DIG FOR THAT GOLD SOME OTHER TIME.
LET'S TAKE A DETOUR OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Again, taken from my car as I'm driving. This is the entrance to Lake Las Vegas. It is very beautiful and serene here. One needs to be quite wealthy to afford a house in this neighborhood, which boasts several golf courses, a couple of hotels/casinos and lots of different housing communities within this community.
Upon entering Lake Las Vegas, this is the view from the driver's seat. So peaceful.
Hotel and Casino Monte Lago
Roof top parking at the hotel Monte Lago, looking down into couryard. It's like being in a morrocan country. It feels worlds away from the fast pace of Las Vegas City Life.
The same view, only zoomed in. Remember this is taken with my Casio Exilim camera. Not bad, eh?
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