Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hoover Dam, "The Descendants" -- Wed., Dec. 28

Boulder City & Henderson, NV: We got up "early" to go to Hoover Dam and arrived at the trailhead parking lot to walk up to the new bridge about 9:00 a.m. We avoided the major crowds; however, there were still four large buses and the trailhead parking lot was almost full. We got some good pics from the bridge and trail.

Hoover Dam


From the new bridge walkway.

Sign on the bridge.
Walking back into Nevada
From the bridge trailhead, we drove down across the dam and parked on the Arizona side of the dam for free. 
Parking at the lots closest to the visitor center and dam cost $7.00. We don't mind walking.

Hoover Dam is such a spectacular place to visit. Man's ingenuity is awe-inspiring! We paid $8.00 to tour the Visitor Center. Unfortunately, we didn't know the tour didn't include the movie. In order to see the movie, you have to purchase at least the one-hour powerhouse tour for $11.00. We would have if we had known. The visitor center was still interesting.
Pat Tillman Bridge viewed from Hoover Dam.

Hoover Dam Visitor Center

Hoover Dam: looking down from the top.

Love these art deco Winged Figures of the Republic art pieces from the 1930s!

 




Bob checking out the power lines.
Winged Figures of the Republic
 After our dam visit, we went back to Bob's sister's house for lunch. Then it was off to see "The Descendants" with George Clooney. Bob and his mom loved the movie. To me, it was an okay story, with some great Hawaiian scenery.


This evening we chilled at the house. I worked on another, harder jigsaw puzzle and we watched "Storage Wars" (about five episodes). Hadn't ever seen the show before and it's pretty interesting. We also watched a couple episodes of "Dog the Bounty Hunter."




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