Hoover Dam Travel Blog› entry 117 of 121 › view all entries
Our only real stop today is Hoover Dam. Neither my wife or I have ever been to see it even though we have been to Las Vegas more times than we can count. So this trip we added it to our itinerary and said there was no way we were going to miss it.
We didn’t really get up early, but we had pretty well decided that if at all possible we were going to see the dam and then make a long run straight for home. Cut out one or two more days in Vegas and another coming home, we were just too tired to enjoy any more time away from home.
It was barely over an hour to the dam and we took in as much as we could without taking the full tour. There is lots of construction going on around the dam, as they are building a highway and bridge that will soon span the gorge where the dam is and be well above it. No longer will cars actually drive over it, in fact they won’t even have to slow down as they speed past.