Blogs from Boulder City, Nevada, United States, North America


North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City March 27th 2018

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North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City March 27th 2018

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North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City October 15th 2017

blog 10-15-17 Hoover Dam Today we wanted to get up and out early. We wanted to take the Dam tour and I read that the tickets sell out early and you can only buy them in person. So we were up at 6:30 and out of here by 8:35 am. The dam was not far from our campground and as we drove just one mile we could see Lake Mead but a little longer to go til we got to the dam. We parked and went to the tour desk and Ginnie and I were the last 2 tickets sold for the 9:30 tour. We were ushered in to see a 10 min movie on the building of the dam then whisked away to a waiting elevator that took us 52 floors down in 90 seconds. ... read more
bush in the campground
purple cactus
 saguaro cactus

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City October 14th 2017

Blog 10-14-17 Red Rock Canyon It was supposed to be a lazy morning with all of us sleeping in but somebody forgot to tell the rest of the world. It started with the dogs waking up before 7 wanting to go out. Then Watson wouldn't go back to bed and I was awake for the day. I went outside to make a phone call not to disturb Ginnie and Watson heard me talking so he started barking. I got him outside with me then Ginnie got a phone call, we were not to have a late sleep. We moved around slowly, had coffee outside for the first time on our trip. It has been too cold in the morning or too hot or something but it never happened. There was a brisk breeze but it was ... read more
Watson having a ball
Alfy with ears straight up
Watson at full stride

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City October 13th 2017

Blog 10-13-17 Fresno, CA to Boulder City, NV We were up and moving at the crack of dawn, well 7:00 am. The clutter was put away, the fence was stowed, the water, sewer and electric lines were all disconnected and put in their compartments and we were ready to hit the road by 8:20. We still hadn't walked the dogs and disposed of the garbage but all that was done by 8:50. After the car was connected we pulled out of the campground by 9 am, a new record. We did have to get gas and that was an ordeal but we were finally on the road by 9:20 am. We traveled south on 41 then picked up 99 South and were on our way for a long ride. The goal was to get to Boulder ... read more
California Freeway
field of cotton
increasing in elevation

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City October 10th 2015

Sorry we didn't send more postings while traveling, but much of the time we didn't have a strong internet connection; at the cottage none at all. The trip was fabulous. Country was beautiful as you might expect, but also lots of interesting things in terms of archeology, geology, and history. Weather in mid- 60's entire trip, but far less rain than expected. We had some misting on many days, some beautiful sunny days, and only two or three with significant rain. But remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. We came prepared so the weather didn't stop us. Our Ireland adventure started in Dublin where we spent 3 days. Highlights were doing a literary tour of the city, visiting Trinity College and seeing the Book of Kells bound writing of the ... read more
Impressive View at Knowth
Group at the wall
Patio Cages 2

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City September 6th 2015

We haven't posted in awhile, but we are getting ready to leave for London and Ireland on Sept. 10; traveling through Sept. 30. Has been on my list for a long time so very excited. We are traveling with our daughter Sarah and friends Don and Wanda. We have a busy agenda, but hope to get in some blogs so watch from news from across the pond! Barb... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City June 3rd 2015

Yes, yes, yes! It was ELVIS in his pink Cadilac, spellcheck ha ha!... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City October 14th 2014

Geo: 35.9786, -114.834Tue 14th we drove about an hour to Hoover Dam, so renamed from Boulder Dam in 1947. (President Herbert Hoover, not FBI's Edgar Hoover.) The dam was built in four years from 1931 to 1935, mainly for flood control and water storage. Electricity generation was an afterthought, but a good one. Electricity revenue has paid for the dam construction ($165M) and still pays for all its operating costs. This piece of infrastructure funding works so well that the Federal Government has never done it again (or so our guide said, wryly).We did the grand tour of the power plant and the dam itself, about an hour or so. Very interesting going inside the dam tunnels and getting an appreciation of how big it was. 660 feet thick at the base (!) and 726 feet ... read more
Dam vent
726 one ft stairs!

North America » United States » Nevada » Boulder City August 9th 2014

Back again. I just wanted to let everyone know that I added pictures to the last post. Also, here are some videos from the past 2 days. We're all glad that there is nowhere we have to be today :) I hope you all are well! ... read more

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