On the way to the Grand Canyon, I got to cross the Hoover Dam (for the first time, I'd seen it from the air a few times.)
It looks like they're currently building a bridge over this monster of architecture - it's really high, and I think I'd be kinda scared to drive over it, but I'm not their target market. Traffic slows WAY down over the winding road that crosses the dam, but I think that might be more the fault of ogglers than anything else (okay, well, the road IS quite winding.)
I decided to forgo the actual tour of the place, but we did park our Audi rental car and walk around for some photo ops.
I'm not sure how many of you know that the dam also straddles two states, Nevada and Arizona. In the movie Fools Rush In, there's a scene where Selma Hayek crosses over a line on the road that has Arizona on one side and Nevada on the other, and tosses a coin into the water. That line is no longer in the road, and I'm not sure how she could've hit water with the coin, but that's the power of movies.
Anyway, we DID walk from one state to the other. Here's a video of me going from Nevada to Arizona. (Ugh, I didn't realize how awful the back of my hair looked. Sigh.)
And here are some photos from our stop at the Hoover Dam.