Friday, April 13, 2007

Hobbesian Friday: Hoover Dam Edition

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My mom, my sisters, and I had taken a trip to Vegas, and we took a day to go see Hoover Dam. So we trundled into a rented van, and drove out along the Hoover Dam Expressway, to the sign that said "Hoover Dam This Way", along Hoover Dam Road, into a big parking garage that said "Hoover Dam Parking Garage", out through the elevator past "The Hoover Dam Gift Shop", to the top of the road passing on top of the dam itself, right by a big green sign saying "Welcome to Hoover Dam!", and my mother, standing on top of one of the largest man-made structures in history, with a gigantic reservoir of water on one hand and untold spans of concrete falling away to the river below on the other, says:

"So where's the dam?"


JimmyMac said...

And didn't she follow with "I expected it to look more like a dam!"
The uninformed may be thinking, 'why are you going to Las Vegas with you MOTHER,' but those who know her know that she is pure entertainment! Longterm memories are guaraneteed anytime she's around.
Just one of the many reasons we love her.

Anonymous said...

Yes -- one of the funniest moments of my life!