The next morning we drove over to the Tempe Towne Lake and walked along the Salt River. The "lake" is a portion of the river that has been dammed up with giant rubber bladders. If the water gets too high and threatens to flood the bladders can be deflated within 45 minutes to let the water flow in the dried up river bed.
This is what the lake side of the bladder looks like.
The area is really modern with lots of office space and a beautiful art center. It being a holiday, the crowds were scarce and the art center was closed. .. darn!
The art center has a very unique water feature. That's water flowing over the wall making all different kinds of patterns.
We returned to the casino and set the GPS for Tucson, heading for the Casino del Sol which is not far from the VA hospital where Joel has to go for his final official checkup for the results of the Echo test he had earlier in the month. The tech had already told him everything looked good, but he still has to meet with the doc to confirm it.