Another stop we decided to make on the way to Arizona was at the Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam was commissioned by President Hoover in 1932 to help regulate the Colorado River and to supply hydroelectric power to the greater region. Arriving at the Hoover Dam makes a person feel pretty small when compared to the shear size of the dam, the engineering marvel of it, and the pressure of the water being held back.
When strolling on the upper walkway, and looking down the face of the Hoover Dam, which made a bit uneasy, it is not hard to imagine the hard work and complex engineering that when into completing it. We took a lot of pictures and at times I was holding so tight onto my camera that it worried me that the camera would pop out and be lost forever; there was a lost hat down on some rocks.
Another amazing feature of the Hoover Dam is how the structure seems to be form fitting to the interior of the canyon. The buildings where overflow is jettisoned around the dam reminds me of a structure in Jordan for some reason. Probably just they way it seems to be carved from the canyon walls the way Petra was years ago.
We didn’t go on the tour due to time and I’ve seen so many shows – not just Transformers – on the Hoover Dam on the History and Discovery Channel. Visiting the Hoover Dam was definitely rememberable and worth doing for every person in the United States.
Pictures of the Hoover Dam