Saturday, November 20, 2010

19 11 2010

Hoover Dam and beyond! The one thing that is hard to comprehend for those of us from the UK is the miles and miles and...... miles of straight roads, on our trip from Kingman to the Hoover Dam at least 50 of the 80 miles were dead straight across a vast landscape.
Then as if by magic the landscape gradually becomes higher and mountainous as you approach the dam itself.
Although small in scale to all around it the Dam itself is quite a site.
From here we set off on the 20 mile journey down to Las Vegas ....... quite a contrast to the natural world around you.
It is a sight which has to be seen emerging from the desert which surrounds it...... we have one more day in Vegas prior to flying back to the UK on Sunday........ quite an Amrican adventure.


  1. It's hard to get an idea of the scale of the thing without something to compare it too. Imagine what would happen if it burst!

    Did you do a spot of gambling while you were there???

    Play the one armed bandit?

  2. The whole scale of things is weird! See post for 20 11 2010 re gambling!