Some scenes from the American West

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Some scenes from the American West

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Howdy, pardners! Arrived home from Las Vegas early this morning and thought you might like to see a few snaps from our day out at Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, just outside Boulder City.

I'm sorry I couldn't bring you scenes from the Grand Canyon and the Skywalk but the weather didn't cooperate, what with 2 days of sandstorms and the tour planes being grounded. :roll:

Anyway, here are a few samples. I left them at full size so you get a better idea about scale. Looks good with a full screen. 8)


This is Lake Mead, just East of the Dam. It used to be pristeen but homes have gone up all around it.
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The roadway leading to Hoover Dam. Just follow the power lines.
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The utility towers fed by the massive turbines inside the Dam. Since 9/11, public tours down into the powerhouse have been halted.
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The Lake Mead side - and also the Arizona side - of the Dam. The structure is actually 1/2 in Arizona and 1/2 in Nevada. Notice the declining water levels.
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From the Nevada/Colorado River side.
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The support pillars going in for the new highway overpass above the Dam. The project was delayed 2 years when construction cranes blew down in high winds.
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The view into the Dam and the Colorado River.
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WOW! and I will say it backwards !WOW.

Great shots there Betty. Thank you for sharing them with us and welcome back.

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Welcome back Betty great photos.
The angry family will be going stateside shortly. :wink:
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Don't forget to carry the flag with pride Mr A.

Remember you're a Brit, so make sure them yanks treat you with respect. :wink:


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Some great photos there Betty, but the last one gave me a bout of vertigo, it is some shot. :wink:

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baldy.smith wrote:
Remember you're a Brit


:lol:

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No Baldy, I'm a sanddancer.
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Thanks guys. It's good to be back. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

I'm terribly sorry about the vertigo, Mr. Smith. Perhaps I should have captioned that one: "Don't Look Down." :wink:

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marra wrote:thats one hell of a pond your building betty :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Marra, you think I should bother stocking it with fish? :wink:

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WoW!

What an ugly monstrosity, a scar on the landscape.

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curly wrote:WoW!

What an ugly monstrosity, a scar on the landscape.
This topic is not about St James Park Curly :roll:

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A monstrosity it may be, Curly, but a whole lot of folks depend on it for their power and for flood control. I find it ironic people would want to build upscale homes anywhere near it.

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Excellent photos, betty. This is one of the great things about a board like this-you get to see lots of things from a normal tourist or resident perspective.
Must have been an interesting trip for you, by the looks of it.

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The Hoover dam is a fascinating structure, if you think about it. Thanks for the photos Betty.

Mr. A - are you heading my way again soon - or are you going somewhere else in the States this time?
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Elaine H wrote:
Mr. A - are you heading my way again soon - or are you going somewhere else in the States this time?
Yes Elaine, I've got tickets for "Busch gardens" so the angry family will
be popping in.
The girls want to go for a swim. :wink:
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If the girls go swimming there MrA remember them Gators are a bit more oonery then them lobsters-crawfish you catch.

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