Due to last nights alcohol-related activities we ended up back down on the casino floor until almost 2am…oops…Suffice to say we overslept this morning and didn’t make it on the road until 11am. Seems we were leaving at the right time as even late last night the influx of weekend visitors made a packed playground overcrowded. We were sad to leave Vegas, but our bank account probably breathed a sigh of relief.
Driving a little way out of town we made a quick stop at the Hoover Dam. The last time I did the Vegas-Grand Canyon trek happened to be just after 9/11, so the dam was closed to the public and I never got to see it. This time around there was nothing stopping us, not even the slow moving traffic for miles approaching it. The traffic did have one bonus though, we were able to capture the ‘Welcome to Nevada’ sign as we left the state; it was too dark when we arrived there Monday.
One, we were running so far behind schedule that if we stayed for a tour the following four hour drive to the Grand Canyon may have gotten us there after sunset making it difficult to, er, see the canyon!
Two, although we’re trying not to let the expensive car repairs dampen the trip it is making us re-evaluate unnecessary costs, which brings us to the final reason:
Three, best summarised in the words of Sideshow Bob upon seeing a similar dam…
‘Just the thought of all that raw, surging power makes me wonder why the hell I should care!’
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