I do have a lot to say, I also have a ton of pictures to sort through and share so I will spread this out over several post so that I have time to get other things done, like laundry...
We went to the Hoover Dam one day.
As you may, or may not know, a by-pass is being built to "decrease the potential for accidents, and to decrease the bottleneck to the interstate." As we approached the dam, I got a view of this little 234 million dollar construction project. I can safely say that I will never, and I mean never use the by-pass no matter how "safe" it's supposed to be.
Do you know how high that is? When finished, the 1,905-foot span bridge will be 890 feet over the river!
Go here to see a picture of what it's going to look like when it's completed.
Here is a statue of a high-scalers who's job was to climb down canyon walls on ropes and remove loose and weakened rocks along the canyon walls where the dam walls would join together.
Here are a couple of pictures on the Lake Mead side of the dam. Notice the white line on the lower part of the rocks, that is the water mark, a sign of the water level changes in the reservoir, which is due to the drought.
I took this picture over the edge of the dam. I couldn't actually look at it because I was getting dizzy so I just pointed and shot.
Here is the Arizona Nevada state line. I'm sure I've stood in two states at once but this just seemed much cooler than that.
I will try and sort through more pictures soon. Look forward to seeing Red Rock Canyon and The Valley of Fire very soon.