For those of you that haven’t been following my previous posts (first one found here) I have created 24 preplanned dates for the year. So my husband and I will have one at home date and one date where we go out. I have wrapped 24 items that will offer a hint of what the date will consist of; some that may be used during our dates and some that simply solely act as clues. We’ve covered the at home date in May, now moving on to the date outside of our home, the Hoover Dam Tour.
My husband went when he was younger and so did I. We don’t live too far from the Hoover Dam and it’s something we both have wanted to do for a while now. We never got around to it before having kids, and I think our children are too young to appreciate it now. So after only 7 years of talking about it, we’re finally going. The tickets were reasonably priced and we made it there in no time. We bought the most expensive package with all the add ons; go big or go home, right? At least in this case, my husband is a huge history buff and loves to learn about things like this. So we were able to tour the dam and learn it’s history. We overheard a few tourists talking about a small area to hike which we couldn’t pass up. The Dam was amazing, it was a bit chilly, but warm enough in the sun that a light jacket was just perfect. We worked up quite a sweat on the hike, and definitely worked up an appetite. After the hike, we drove into a town called Boulder City and ate at a local pizzeria which had fantastic food. I love pepperoni and bell peppers on my pizza, and my husband is more of a meat lover guy. This pizzeria offered personal pizzas that were a bit larger that we expected and very reasonably priced, and on special for the day, so a drink was included with each personal pizza. We were both able to get what we wanted for the amount we would have spent on a medium pizza to share. we agreed to come back soon just for the pizza. There’s an old town feel, especially to the area that we were at. They have antique shops, thrift stores, craft shops, and ice cream places. There was a flier posted on the community board about a festival in June. There will be vendors of all kinds, games, a few small rides, yard sale type items, and a classic car show; my husband was sold after seeing that. We know the kids would enjoy this tiny little town, so we agreed to come back for the pizza, shops and festival. Overall, the date was amazing, I’m not super in to history, but learning about the Dam was amazing, so many things I didn’t know about, and to see the difference in water level over the past 10 years is absolutely shocking.