September 11, 2008 – 9/11
When you visit Las Vegas you really need to visit Hoover Dam. It is one of the modern wonders of the world. When it was it built it was the largest concrete structure in the world. Words can not describe it. There is current construction on building a by-pass so that the interstate does not go over the dam itself. Immediately below the dam is a new bridge being built. The roadway up to the bridge on either side is already complete. I would like to go back in the spring to document to progress of the bridge.
The night-lights of Las Vegas truly bring the city to life and the fact the temperature drops quite a bit does not hurt either. ‘Dry’ heat is a term that must have been created in Vegas – sorry, it’s still HOT even when the sun goes down. The Excalibur Casino and the Paris Casino offer wonderful views in the evening.