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Our visit to the Grand Canyon, part 3 June 7, 2011

Day 3:  We traveled all the way out to Hoover Dam at the Nevada/Arizona border. It was well worth the drive. Over 700ft tall made of solid concrete, this dam is formidable to say the least. We took the Dam Tour (which i  highly recommend) and got to go inside the dam, see the generators, how it was made, interesting facts and best of all, got to put our hands outside of the dam and take pics from the ventilation shaft in the middle of  the dam!!

This was an hour long tour with alot of walking but definitely worth every penny we paid to see it. The history of the dam is just so amazing. The feats they performed back in the ’30’s without any of the modern tools we have today were jaw dropping. We spent a good portion of our day wandering around, driving across it, and stopping to see Lake Mead, the reservoir created by the dam. All in all, it was well worth the money, time, and gas to get there.

Hoover Dam has over 5 million visitors under its belt and that number grows steadily each year. They also make enough power to supply not only the dam but also Nevada, Arizona and the surrounding states. WOW! The pictures, again, do it little justice. But we’ve tried. 🙂 enjoy! (if the pics are too small for you, just double click on them and they will enlarge. also if you hover your mouse over them, the caption will show up. 🙂 )

Until Next Time,

Shannon H.

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