The Hoover Dam
This was a planned stop-off en-route to the Grand Canyon.  Built in the 1930s, the dam spans the state border between Nevada & Arizona, with the two towers each bearing a clock displaying state time.  Perhaps would have been more impactful had there been a time difference between the two states?
The first shot is one of the roads between Vegas & the Dam & give you a feel of the scale of things in this part of the world!
You'll see a change in rock colour in the third shot which seemed a real feat of Mother Nature.  Colour change in rock is normal & typically a sign of age but the thing that captured my interest here was that it almost seemed as if the line had been drawn with a laser level!  Geologists would no doubt be able to explain this phenomena but it was super impressive to me.
The final two images give a feel for "truckin' in the USA", taken at a truck stop just off Interstate 40 en route to the Grand Canyon.
Highways, USA style -d en route to the Hoover Dam
Highways, USA style -d en route to the Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam Intake Tower
Hoover Dam Intake Tower
Changing rock colours, Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border
Changing rock colours, Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border
Four Intake Towers, Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border
Four Intake Towers, Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border
Vertigo inducing view over the Hoover Dam to the power station, Arizona/Nevad border
Vertigo inducing view over the Hoover Dam to the power station, Arizona/Nevad border
Road bridge over the Hoover Dam
Road bridge over the Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border
Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border
Truck-stop, USA Style just off of Interstate 40
Truck-stop, USA Style just off of Interstate 40
Trucking on the I40 heading for Flagstaff, Arizona
Trucking on the I40 heading for Flagstaff, Arizona

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