this time last sunday, kiley, kari, and i were recovering from a fun couple of days out in fabulous las vegas! besides being in desperate need of a girls’ weekend away, we also were in town to see the legendary britney spears in concert! before we get to that, though, there are plenty of other things to share first.
after getting a good night’s sleep on thursday at kiley’s parents’ house (thanks, mr. and mrs. a!), we woke up and grabbed an energizing breakfast at craft kitchen before taking a smooth ride out east to our first tourist spot the hoover dam. our trusty transportation for the weekend? kiley’s dad’s souped up jeep wrangler. how bada** do we look in this?!
a short 45-minute drive later we arrived in clark county, nv and joined the other masses of international and local visitors as we explored this american wonder. unfortunately the dam tour was closed that day, but we had plenty of other seeing to do as we followed the roadway and sidewalks to get incredible views of lake mead, the colorado river, and the intake towers, flow gates, and spillways.
if you ever find yourself in the area, i highly recommend making the trek to the dam. there’s plenty of parking, plenty of fascinating information, and plenty of good photo ops to fill a few hours of your day.
something else that’s cool? you can stand in two states at once – neat!
upon hiking back up to the car and chugging some water, we drove ourselves about an hour the other direction to check out an art installation off interstate 15 called the seven magic mountains. designed by internationally renowned swiss artist ugo rondinone, this public installation is designed to represent the creative human presence in the desert with bursts of “form and color.” pretty cool, right?
one of the most fun things about visiting seven magic mountains was people-watching all the visitors who were trying to get the perfect filter-worthy photo for their social media posts. not wanting to miss out on the entertainment, i snapped an inspiring shoot of kari against these brightly colored boulders.
and kiley got in on the fun, too, with a model walk of her very own!
we were now in a pinch to get washed up and ready for the concert, so we hit the old dusty and headed back home.