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Vegas to Denver

The entry below is a synopsis of our speakers talk on 17th April 2019.

The presentation this week was by Mr. Alan Spoors who worked for Gateshead Council Construction for 30 years entitled “Vegas to Denver”. Alan started with a map showing the route that he followed on this holiday covering 1994 miles in total, starting from Vegas where they hired a car and traveling some of the time on the famous rout 66 which has now been downgraded to a normal link road but the towns along the route are still upholding its status as much as they can to attract the tourist trade.

One comment made was that the average American does not travel very far which accounts for 70% do not have a passport. Alan’s photos are quite specular being an avid photographer, he showed sights like the Hoover Dam which supplies the Vegas needs for electricity, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Horseshoe Bend Arizona, Lake Powell, Bluff Fort (which follows the lines of Beamish (Living Museum), Monument Valley with spectacular views, Mesa Verde National Park, Moab with its 2000 natural arches formed in the sandstone rock. On to Cisco Ghost town, Glenwood Springs and finally Denver at most of his stops a person of note who lived there was related stating what they were famous for.

A very good morning for all our members who thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.

Questions followed on several points to conclude a delightful morning.

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