HOOVER DAM & LAKE MEAD Boulder City, Nevada

Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller            Expedition Date: October 1, 2019

One of America’s great Roadside Attractions is majestic Hoover Dam located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River.  We camped at the Sam’s Town Casino KOA in Las Vegas for 3 nights. Sam’s Town had a great water/light display with computer activated animals. We drove to Lake Mead where Rosie fed popcorn to the striped bass at the Marina & fed ducks on the sidewalk. I would love to scuba dive here as the lake holds many mysteries underwater – train tracks, ship wrecks and tunnels.

We toured Hoover Dam & enjoyed ice cream at the outdoor café. Completed in 1936 by over 5,000 men, the dam’s 660 foot thick concrete base holds back Lake Mead. The last two photos below were taken of the dam in 1946 by my mom when she visited. Drove back to Vegas and at the Tropicana Casino Comedy Club watched the world’s greatest impersonator Rich Little. If you are under 40 years of age you wouldn’t remember him. He is 82 years old and still hilarious. Had a late dinner at Rainforest Café. Rosie played on the world’s largest PacMan video game.

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