29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States
7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car Windshield
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
Williams, Arizona to Pahrump, Nevada via Rt 66 and Hoover Dam
We arrived in Kingman, Arizona just before noon.
Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression, with work starting in 1931 and completing in 1936 for the purpose of flood prevention, irrigation, and electric power. It impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US when full. The dam’s generators provide electricity for parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona.
For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam
One thing we noticed on our walk is that Pahrump seems to be a popular destination for “snowbirds” to bring their RVs and camp the entire winter. There were RV parks filled with campers that already looked “semi-permanent”. The town really is nice, with lots of restaurants, shopping, and even a Wal-Mart! If we ever retired to the Southwest, Pahrump would be at the top of the list.