Our first trip away from Vegas was to the Hoover Dam, and this was on
Monday the 13th. James was there back in 1991, and I was there in 1997. On my visit, I only stopped to take photos and stroll about, as did James on his visit. But my husband is all about discovering all the details, so we signed up for two tours, one of the power plant and another
behind the scenes tour of the dam. I have to say, it was very interesting, and our guide Frank Rivera was outstanding and very
comical. Apparently since 9/11, the tours of the dam are now very limited in the areas where civilians are allowed. Our guide said the Hoover Dam is number four on "the hit list" for terrorists as a target. I can't imagine the calamity it would cause, not only with flooding but with power outages for several states. Anyhow, that aside, our visit was wonderful and it was a beautiful day as you can see from the photos. We rented a convertible and even though the Dam is very close to Vegas, we made a day of it, with a side trip to Boulder City where we had a late breakfast at a local diner (forgot to get the name). We've included photos of the bridge they are constructing for a new bypass road around the dam. We were mesmerized watching the workers up there, and I could feel my toes curl at the thought of being up so high. (misc photos of our visit)
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.