For anyone old enough to remember where that catchphrase originates, let me tell you I had to pass through this particular city today on my way to the Hoover Dam. (I’ll be able to tell you more about it tomorrow as apparently we are having breakfast there). Now, as engineering projects go, this is a big one! But unfortunately for the residents of Las Vegas (and such places) the water level is bloody low. I don’t think I got a pic of the water line (about 100-200 feet ABOVE the current water line) but I know the reservoir is shallow enough to plodge in (nearly)
That’s the wrong side isn’t it? That is actually the generating side where the power lines are atacthed to. Anyhoo! The ride out to the dam was a breeze (we only nearly died once today) so that was me happy, and the actual heavy engineering side was phenomenal. Thinking that this project was completed many many years before all this modern technology crap it’s a wonder it’s not been upgraded with carbon steel and fibres and Kevlar and stuff. I’m sure I heard that there may be one or two bodies added to the filling of the dam by certain criminal groups (but I don’t know about that)
As we passed under the “memorial bridge” I looked up and saw the small faces of about three million tourists staring down at us! And I thought, ” what a bunch of wierdos”. It’s not a holiday, it’s not a special occasion, it’s just a normal day on a normal week, but this place was filled to the brim. Oh well, each to their own. As we returned from this little adventure, the guys decided to head for the pool, but I, in my wisdom, decided otherwise. I watched a film in my air con too then went for dinner with a couple of lads. Possibly eating the BEST stake I’ve ever eaten (at $75 a pop, I would think so too) then it was a drink at the bar (Coke) then out to the strangest, funniest most entertaining night I’ve ever had. Check out “The Blueman Group” on inter web (if you get a conglomerate website for a company in America, then try putting a space between ‘blue’ and ‘man’. My ribs a actually hurt from laughing . So on that note I shall bid you all adieur.