4.30.2009

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is an engineering wonder.  What a thrill to ride a motorcycle across the dam!  There is currently a bridge bypass being built across the dam which will eliminate the traffic congestion.. There was quite the wait to get across the dam.  I took several pictures from the bike as we were crossing the dam.  It was truly amazing!

After picking Rosie up at the Las Vegas airport, we decided to stay in a cheap - $29.99 hotel / casino for the night so we didn't have to ride the bikes back to Havasu that night. (See Havasu Holiday post)  The next day we took the Hwy 93 back to Havasu... partially so we could go across the dam again and partially b/c we didn't want to drive through California (helmet laws).  This time, we spent some time walking around on the dam.

Lake Mead in the background

A view from the top
Gorgeous!
Hoover Dam ByPass being built
Bronze sculpture

Colorado River
Dam overflow - this tunnel goes through the mountain!
Um.. I'm not even tempted to get on that wall!  We did spit over the ledge though.  Hehe
Troy's grandpa helped to engineer the Hoover Dam.  So, it was a special experience for him!
Here is some neat construction history of the dam.




And on the way home... we ate lunch at Mad Dog's which is located on the Historic Route 66 aka "The Mother Road".


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