|We left here at about 10:30 for the almost hour drive to the Hoover Dam SE of Las Vegas. We bought our tickets for the Dam Tour, but could only get on the 1:30 trip. No biggie…we wandered around the exhibits and observation deck, had some lunch – I had some really good fish tacos and MB had a cheese steak wrap that she said was good too – and then it was time for our trip into the bowels of the dam. They have 2 tours available – the 30 minute Powerplant Tour, and the 60 minute Dam Tour. Naturally, we chose the longer one and it was a good choice.
It was a great tour – very educational and it went into some really neat places. We were inside the dam to a point 150’ below the level of Lake Mead, into the original water diversion tunnels, the powerplant and were able to stick our hands out the ventilation tubes on the river side of the dam (I’ll point them out in the pics). It was a great tour and another on the list of neat things we have been able to do on these trips. We’re both glad we chose to do this – it was well worth the money and we highly recommend it if you’re ever in the neighborhood.
After we left there we felt the desperate need to rehydrate, so we stopped at A&W in Boulder City for some Root Beer Floats. They seemed to help quite a bit, so it was good that we did. Nothing more important than you’re health you know.
Then it was back toward the bus - with a short stop for some restocking – and then a whole lot of nothing till dinner time. We have been doing some research on where to go next and it seems we are going to head north on I-15 toward Bryce and Zion National Parks in Utah. Now we just have to pick a campground that is convenient, nice, safe and not too expensive. Decisions, decisions…