Gas stations Past:
There are still two states where you cannot pump your own gas, Idaho and NJ methinks.
Report of FRIDAY’s Vegas day:
Well I was looking at 108 on our outside thermometer. Sherry & Jack suggested a trip to Hoover
Dam, since our road home no longer goes over the dam. HWY 93 at one time rode
the top of the dam, but since that time a super big bridge has been built to
bypass the two lane road. This is the bridge as viewed from the top of the dam.
To be honest it did slow the traffic because many people slowed down to see the power plant and the lake itself.
Before heading to the dam, Dewey called and said he had found the boxes and stuff he wanted us to take to his nephew Dale in North Carolina so we drove up there.
After more good byes we loaded the 80-100 lbs and headed to Boulder city. We wound down the road and came to a sign: ROAD CLOSED. WE took the road to ‘View Lake Mead’, we could not see the dam.
Don’t get me wrong, it is a beautiful lake and view. But you do not get to see the dam. JJ had never seen it and we drove down there just for him to experience the enormity of that dam. OUCH
Hopefully in the morning he will get to see the back of the dam and power plant.
I did not mean to give the impression that everything not on the strip was run down, there are some beautiful developments and homes.
Good bye shots of more of Sin City.
publishing Friday night, we should be on the road to New Mexico Sat morning.