I had to drive past Hoover Dam on my way to Kingman,
Arizona this week. I had no idea it is such a tourist attraction.
It took me an hour to drive the five miles before and at the
Dam. I should have planned better and stayed there longer
but it was soooo crowded I don't know that I would have been
able to deal with it . It is an awesome sight though.
From top left,
semi - clockwise:
1. Just past the
SECURITY POINT - Trucks are no longer
allowed to drive this route due to terrorist concerns - blowing
up the dam would result in massive flooding;
2. VISITOr CENTER - a huge crowded building with art deco
3. STATUES - These were stunning! If you look carefully you
can see that people's heads are about the size of the feet of
these winged creatures;
4. PALM TREES at the dam. I have never had such a treeless
week in my life (actually it was just three days but they seemed
twice as long since there were no trees anywhere!) Palm trees
are very pretty - but they don't give one the same comfort that
other trees do;
5. MORE STATUES - A closer look at one of the statues, by
Norwegian born artist Oskar Hansen;
6. ME - The required ME shot for my 365 - pure luck that the
curvy road sign was in the side view mirror;
7. KINGMAN -Arriving in Kingman Arizona,
8. ROUTE 66 - For Americans, well, for me at least, there is a
little thrill in seeing the Route 66 sign. Here's a video montage
set to the song "Get your Kicks on ROute 66" or see Mr Nat King COOL himself sing it here..
He mentions Kingman, where I was, in the chorus.