Nevada At Its Best
Trip Start Jun 06, 2007
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We traveled with ten mile boots yesterday and had a wonderful time. The weather was quite comfortable. There wasn't an excessive amount of traffic. Outstanding day.
Driving first to Boulder Dam, I shutter bugged as much as I could. But, because I suffer moderately with vertigo; looking over the side of that great structure was daunting to say the least. Pat, who is a die in the wool, film camera buff, took a lot of shots as well, and I'm looking forward to seeing them.
As a child of 7 or 8, I remember my parents taking me on a summer trip to see the dam. It was exciting then
Continuing on, we drove around much of Lake Mead. For a Saturday, there was a remarkable few people at or on the lake. I was expecting a lot more.
The lake is much diminished through several years of draught and over usage of the water by states and cities. I don't know how they're going to resolve this problem. Good luck to them.
The real highlight of the day was the Valley of Fire. Now its quite a ways down the road, but now that I've seen it, I can't imagine missing it. It's not to be missed.