The next morning we had brunch on the Strip at one of my favorite Italian places called “Eataly.” It’s an Italian market with several eateries located inside. I first discovered them when on a trip to New York with my daughter, Havanna. Truth be told, the one in New York was much better, although I still enjoyed it!
Next we headed to Hoover Dam… what a spectacular sight to behold! We saw it from the “new” bypass bridge that’s opposite the actual Dam. If we had more time I would have liked to have walked on the Dam itself, but it was cool to see it from the perspective that the bridge offered.
If we ever get the opportunity to go back (and I pray that we do) I want to tour the visitor center and learn more about the building of the Dam. This time we got to learn all about how the built the bridge which, just like the Dam, was a feat of engineering! As we walked across the bridge I had to not think about how high up we were otherwise I would start to panic. One poor girl froze at right about the middle and started to cry. I felt her pain and tried to offer words of encouragement (and said a little prayer for her). Thankfully, God has been working on helping me overcome my fears because I was able to do it without freaking out! But, I wasn’t about to stand on the railing like I saw some people doing.
Fun fact! Before the bypass bridge was built, the road over the Dam was the only road between Nevada & Arizona (over the Colorado River) so traffic jams used to be something like 2-4 hours long to get across.
After exploring Hoover Dam we drove 4.5 hours to Scottsdale, AZ.