Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hoover Dam Tour

I have visitors in town from Iowa. They have a "time share" so have a really nice place to stay for the week. Wayne and Dawn have never been to Las Vegas, so first-timers must always make a trip to see Hoover Dam which is about 35 miles south of the city. I hadn't been there in many years, so it was time for me to see it again, too. A new road and bridge is in the process of being built, where eventually, driving across the top of the dam will be limited. The white "bathtub ring" on the mountain side in the background is a sign of how low the water level of Lake Mead has dropped. A new visitor center has been built since I was last there and the tour prices have increased. All in all, it was a good day -- look at the beautiful blue of the sky !!

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