“How about a different kind of travel?” by John Rayburn
This one inside Hoover dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada. Our trip started with an elevator ride going through the rock wall of Black Canyon. We went down, down, down more than 500 feet in barely more than a minute. There’s a viewing spot above pipes 30-feet in diameter. Your unusual voyage seems paltry in witnessing fantastic water power rushing through on the way to hydroelectric generators, feeding them 90,000 gallons of water every second! Earth or space excursions would be unbelievable if that energy could be harnessed.
John sent me an e-mail on his birthday :
“Hi, this note is merely a light-hearted means of telling you I’m one of your oldest travel story writers.
In the dim, distant past when I was a disc jockey, 88 meant to me the 88 keys on a piano. Now, however, since the arrival of July 18, 2015 it means something entirely different. It just so happens that this octogenarian has reached the ripe old age of 88!"
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