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.
|From the new bridge walkway.|
|Sign on the bridge.|
|Walking back into Nevada|
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|
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."