'Twas an early morning in Nevada last week, like this...
...that the boyf and I got to ride this:
One of Papa Boyf's buddies owns this here boat, and he was kind enough to take the boyf, Papa Boyf and me out for a cruise on Lake Mead last Saturday morning. I grew up riding "speed" boats often enough, but it's no exaggeration to say this is the fastest boat I've ever been on.
Fast boats prefer to be clean, though. Get to work, Cinderella.
Once the boat was all spruced up, we headed straight to the Hoover Dam for a photo opp. Aww:
There's a bathtub ring around the whole lake, which shows just how far the water level has fallen in recent history. When you're standing on top of the dam, it doesn't look like much from above, but once we were out on the water, I could see that the white ring is probably about 100 feet tall! Eeek. :(
Despite nearly having my eyebrows blown off by the speed of the boat, my companions finally convinced me to take a turn at the wheel:
And here we are at the narrows:
Except by this time we were hungry for lunch, so we turned around and made a beeline for the burrito joint.