Yesterday, we went on a coach trip and a guided tour of the Hoover Dam ….. now we have to be robustly and frankly honest, as is our want, and confess that much of it went RIGHT over our heads ……!!
We went into the very
bowls bowels of the earth, which was a very welcome diversion, as it was so cool down there, compared to the blistering heat of outside, which had caused us to perspire in a very unromantic and unflattering manner. We nodded politely to all the information that was proffered by our guide, trying to look as if we were absorbing something ….. but we are humble confectionary aficionados and not really “generators and a 30-foot-diameter pipe inside one of the four diversion tunnels” people …..
Having said that, we wouldn’t have missed it for the world, just the mahoooosive size and man made majesty of it all had us shivering in awe and wonder …..
Both Darrell and I were waiting for Nigel to announce that he wanted to train be the man who switched the switches on or off or had the power to release the water ….. but no, he just pondered as to if anyone had ever done a bungee jump from the road bridge above into the dam!
However, being able to be in two different time zones on the dam at the same time absolutely beguiled the little fella ….. who insisted on standing right bang in the middle of them both, with one half his body in Arizona Time ……
…… and the other in Nevada Time …..
…… which he said gave him the strange, woozy, lost between dimensions type feeling, not akin to being a benign Time Lord …..