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The Desert Princess Cruise At The Lake Mead and Hoover Dam

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The Desert Princess Cruise At The Lake Mead and Hoover Dam.

Katrina, Isabella, John and I sailed away today on a Desert Princess Cruise to explore the Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. I must say, it was definitely an adventure to remember!

      

The Desert Princess is a three-level replica of an old-fashioned Mississippi paddlewheel boat with indoors air-conditioning and an open deck at the top. We cruised through the water and admired Lake Mead’s breathtaking scenery, wildlife and the views of Hoover Dam as we enjoyed our lunch on the second deck’s restaurant.

After lunch, we explored the top deck, snapped a few photos (Ok, ok, I’ll admit, it definitely was more than couple of photos…LOL). We also had the opportunity to visit the Captain of the Desert Princess. He was nice enough to invite us to his cabin, he took his time to speak to my children and answer any questions they had for him and lastly, take “WEfies”.

   


The kids had a blast taking photos with their phones and iPads of the wilderness, ducks, giant fishes, the scenery of the Mead Lake and the Hoover Dam.

        

    


Here are some interesting facts about Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

  1. Hoover Dam was the most expensive engineering project in U.S. history at the time of its construction between 1931 and 1935, costing $49 million.
  2. The building of Hoover Dam blocked the Colorado River and flooded the Mojave Desert creating Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the United States of America. Lake Mead provides 550 miles of coastline and is 110 miles long with a depth of 500 feet.
  3. Hoover Dam is one of the world’s largest producers of hydroelectric power. The power generated by the powerplant helps to serve the need of people in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Do you know any facts about Lake Mead and Hoover Dam? Please post them below. Would so love to read them!

Click play below to watch a clip from our trip! Music credit Frank Sinatra “I’ve Got The World On A String”.

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