This past weekend we took a little 40 mile drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City. This quaint little town near Lake Mead in Nevada is where I was born, oh let's just say...a few years ago. Back then, the old hospital was up on top of a hill near the park. You can see the lake from the other side. The park is still beautiful and green as ever and the old drinking fountain is still there from when I was a child.
Dad and Cis helping me get a drink of water from the fountain.
I didn't need any help with the fountain this time.
I still love to visit Boulder City. It's a perfect place to spend a beautiful day with a friend walking around rummaging through all the antique shops. Then when you get tired you can walk over to the Wine bar & bistro for a glass of vino on the patio, or over at the Boulder Dam Brewery, you can get yourself a Dam Beer and some Dam food! If neither of those settings is what you're looking for, maybe a "spot of tea" at the Treasured Times Tea Room would suite your fancy. A lovely little vintage room, beautiful china, and delicious teas, cakes & finger sandwiches.
1300 Wyoming St. Boulder City, NV 89005
This large emporium has a large selection of antiques, gifts and crafts. I can usually spend hours in there and still not see everything.
Everything is beautifully displayed.
Two stories of antiques and gifts
Shopping for old fashioned candies and soda while watching vintage cartoons. Fun!
This quilt shop has so many beautiful fabrics and they offer a variety of classes.
1229 Arizona St. Boulder City, NV 89005
This little "cottage shop" is perfectly named for it's Treasures for the Heart & Home
503 Hotel Plaza Boulder City, Nv 89005
This is a view of the lobby of the Boulder Dam Hotel
These are some of the little motels on the main drag, Nevada Hwy through Boulder City. I like the vintage feel of the old, neon signs. Also, as a note of interest, the motels are named after a few of the big hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Each look as though they are still very well maintained.
On the way out of town is this little drive thru with an ice cream cone on top of the sign. Even though this place has gone through different owners and a few changes, they still have the "soft serve ice cream" that I remember my Mom loved so much.
So thank you Boulder City for keeping that "small town feel" that I remember when I was a child. I'm sure I'll be returning again soon for the annual Art in the Park in October. For now, I'll just have a vanilla ice cream cone to go.