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Tue 14th we drove about an hour to Hoover Dam, so renamed from Boulder Dam in 1947. (President Herbert Hoover, not FBI's Edgar Hoover.) The dam was built in four years from 1931 to 1935, mainly for flood control and water storage. Electricity generation was an afterthought, but a good one. Electricity revenue has paid for the dam construction ($165M) and still pays for all its operating costs. This piece of infrastructure funding works ...
... Along Route 66 one liners would appear a couple of hundred yards apart forming a short limerick, ended by an advert for Burma Shave! We started to read these loud and would at the end of each one shout "BURMA SHAVE"!! Perhaps just an inside joke between us ey!! (someone has filmed an example of this and posted on youtube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncBLYv1- srM
By mid morning we were starving having not had any brekki. Next stop was ...
... It's a bear... a bloody bear!!' Turned out to be just a big fat cow. After an hour we found a main road.
The next few places that we visited were: Monument Valley (this looks like the scenery from a road runner and wylie coyote cartoon), The Arches National Park, where some of Indiana Jones was filmed, and where we went on a trail to see the most famous landmark - the Delicate Arch; Cannyonland to see the Islands in the sky; Bryce Canyon - to see what ...
After waking up this morning I had a quick Skype session home before packing all my bags up properly and ready to fly. I made my way down to the lobby where my shuttle bus picked me up and we headed to the airport. Funnily enough the bus driver was playing pretty heavy rap music and every now and then would attempt conversation but it wasn't met with much enthusiasm so I think he gave up entirely in the end. When ...
We had to be up at 5am as we were scheduled to be picked up by the 5 star helicopter tour company at 5:45am. The company was based just outside of Boulder City which was about a 40 minute drive outside of Vegas; it looked like a pleasant city and as we were later to find out was founded for the builders working on the Hoover Dam.
This was going to be my first helicopter ride so naturally I felt a little nervous before we set off but once we were in the air all that ...