That’s Hoover Dam to you, sir.
We were headed to Zion National Park, but wondered “why rush past Hoover & Las Vegas?” So we stopped for the night.
It’s so hard to really see the dam…partly because of traffic and pedestrians, but mostly because the thing is really wedged in between mountains on either side, and the downstream channel is narrow and turns back and forth.
I don’t know much about the dam and its lake, but water marks on the dam and around the lake show the water level to be quite a bit lower than in the past. Is the line on the banks in the photo below the historic water level?
Wowser, did we get lucky to be there right at sundown? Click on the photo to make it fill your screen….and see details that are just gorgeous!
So we headed over to Las Vegas, or as one friend has called it, “Lost Wages”, to give Grandpa Fell a first-time look-see.
I had no way to take some nice pictures along the strip, so I opened the sunroof on the Lil Taxi, set my camera on the roof, and shot as we drove along!
These are pretty fair representations of what’s there, don’t you think?