Monday, August 8, 2016

Lake Mead and Hoover Dam

We left Zion late in the day, we left the Airstream parked in free parking after we left our campground, so we didn’t get to our next stop until late.  On our way to the campground at Lake Mead we passed by a lit up and sparkling Los Vegas.  As we got closer and closer to the campground we were dismayed to realize that it was getting hotter and hotter the closer we got to the lake, which was at a lower elevation.  When I popped out of the truck to help Bryce back in to our space it was 10 o’clock at night and still 104 degrees!  There was a breeze but it was hot and added no relief!

The next morning, we went to The Hoover Dam.  This dam is generally regarded as a marvel of engineering.  Built during the Great Depression, it provided much needed jobs, and later water, to many people.  We took a tour of the dam and were back to the Airstream by early afternoon.  It was entirely too hot to enjoy the lake, and so we made the decision to move on.  Fortunately, the campground hosts completely understood and didn’t even charge us for the scheduled night.  

Having a Percy Jackson Moment

Next stop… Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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