When I took the kids to Las Vegas to visit my nephew, Howie and his family. The pilot and flight attendants were incredible on the way to Vegas! They were kind to us and the kids and they even let the kids sit in the two pilot seats (but that's another post). Howie lived in Henderson, not far from Las Vegas.
One of the tours he took us on was to the Hoover Dam. I read and heard so much about it so I was really excited to finally see it. Another one off my bucket list. The drive to Hover Dam was long but the country side was interesting. There seems to be a lot of "red" rocks which made the trip even more enjoyable. Later I'll post our trip to the Valley of Fire. Now that was awesome! Howie mentioned to me that if we cross the bridge of the Dam then we'd be in Arizona so we drove across and I got out to touch the ground. It was a fabulous trip. Howie's friend has a helicopter and he was going to fly us over the Hoover Dam and Lake Meade but he got called away and couldn't do it. Next time I'm sure we'll give it a whirl!
Enjoy the pictures and thanks for viewing my post.
|Great scenery along the route to the Hoover Dam. I hadn't seen hills of this colour before.|
|We finally got to Hoover Dam! I was so excited.|
|I didn't realize Hoover actually became a President of the US. I knew he was the FBI Chief.|
Well, I guess that it's because I'm not American. Something new comes everyday to each of us.
|We didn't get int the Tower along the bridge way but it was interesting.|
|Looking down made the pit of my stomach turn. It was a long way down. It's hard to believe how|
they can construct and engineer buildings and other sites like this.
|This was actually very lovely to look at. The river flowed nicely and it made me wish I was on a boat|
going down the river as it seamlessly flowed along.
|I have no idea what this structure is or what it's for, but I figure it had to be important.|
The glass building was the most interesting.
|Another picture of the opposite structure. It looks like someone started to build a bridge,|
then stopped. Like a road that ended before it was finished.
|I like this picture with Layla taking a picture of the scenery.|
|We were inside the small building in between the Dam so the camera was reflected off the glass. Nice picture though.|
|This is the Meade Lake where the Hoover Dam stops the water from passing. The white rocks you see|
mark the place where the water level USE to be. Now it has gone tremendously over the decades.
Eventually they say it will disappear all together.
|Another lovely shot of Lake Meade at the Hoover Dam|
|I like this picture of Layla and little guy Rialey by Lake Meade|
|Howie overlooking the Hoover Dam, pondering goodness knows what.|
|A construction worker at the Hoover Dam building.|
|This is an amazement of construction!|
|Layla over looking the Dam|
|Layla taking pictures and Rialey looking on. I was really scared because he tried to climb up a few times!|
|We are starting to leave the Hoover Dam area so I took pictures of Howie, Layla and Rialey|
|As they walk away, they still can't help but look at the rock structures all around them.|
|Little guy Rialey just had to climb up on the rocks for a picture.|
|Really strange formations of rocks. It almost seems like a face looking at us.|