September 30, 2016
After a short work out it was out into the desert to pay a visit to the Hoover Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. It is 726 feet high and 660 feet thick and 300,000 gallons of water a second pass through its generators providing power for one million people. The arched bypass road is relatively new and it is a sight to be seen in its own right.
After my excursion into the country I retired to the Stratosphere to have a drink at the top of the tower. Being the tallest structure in Las Vegas one does get quite a view of the city from the rotating top. While it looks rather small from the street level there are at least three stories of bars and restaurants up there. The main dining room rotates at a rate that is fast enough to cause vertigo.
Then it was on to dinner at a fine Italian restaurant and on to a show. After that it was bed time.
Step 7 Continues October 1, 2016
I made a quick drop off at the airport and then met up with best friend John Warren at the Shelby garage and museum in Las Vegas. John and I have been on a number of adventures together and no matter where we are we seem to get together. John was on his way to Mexico to check up on his boat Warren Peace which had been damaged in a hurricane in San Carlos, Mexico. I have spent countless days on the Warren Peace and it saddens me to think that it is damaged. But it is a tough boat and I am sure John will have it back in Bristol shape in no time.
I spent the day resting while watching college football. Have to get ready for the next step of my plan.