Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week

Last month my daughter, grandson (Logan) and Logan's dad took a drive to Kingman Arizona and the Hoover Dam. This is what the terrain in Kingman Arizona looks like. Lots of desert, rocks, and small brush/bushes.

They stopped to take a look at some of the trains and Logan had fun climbing on them. 


This one was huge. Those are the wheels on the train. Even my daughter couldn't believe how big it was. 


They visited the Hoover Dam and saw the bypass bridge that was built in 2010. And do you see where those people are standing? That is the viewing area along the dam, you can see the water that's being held back by the dam and you can look down and see the dam itself. As you can imagine, people have come here to jump to their deaths. 


This was taken on the Hoover Dam. The view is pretty spectacular and that's Lake Mead that you see there. 


Remember back when I said you could see the dam from the viewing area? Well, here ya go. 


As you can see, when your standing on the dam in the viewing area, there's not much stopping you from being able to jump over and off the dam. That's Logan standing in the viewing area. It's really something to see though, I've been to it a few times. 

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  1. Are you melting away over there right now?

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    1. Oh yeah. It was 117F here yesterday. Gonna be around the same temp today.

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  2. We've been there a few times and I remember the bypass being built. Does Homeland Security still stop everyone who is driving through?

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    1. No, she didn't say anything about them being stopped before going over the bridge.

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  3. Great pictures, I loved visiting the Hoover Dam.

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    1. It was really something to see for the first time.

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  4. Those are some mighty big tires. Cheery thought. Come to the dam, no rails, jump to your death.

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    1. Right? It's happened so many times though. It's crazy how easy it is for someone to just whoop, and gone.

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  5. I saw Hoover Dam when I was a kid. I really want to go back and see it again. I love the desert. I think it is so pretty. I just don't think I want to live there. I would melt.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I'm not a fan of the desert. I grew up in California and there were a lot of tree's where I lived.

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  6. I've never been, I'd like to one day

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    1. It's an interesting visit.

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  7. Looks about right. I grew up with trees and forests. It was culture shock when I moved to Southern California. Nothing but buildings and desert and mountains.

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    1. I grew up in a part of California where there were a lot of tree.s, grass and beaches. Redondo Beach is where I came from to here. It was a huge culture shock for me.

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  8. I always love visiting dams, and wow,isn't that impressive?

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    1. It's really something to see. It's so big.

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  9. Cool pics thanks for sharing I've never been!

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    1. You're very welcome. Maybe one day you can go.

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  10. WOW those are huge wheels! I love old trains, so that would be fun to see. I've never been but it's on my bucket list. ~Aleen

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    1. Hopefully one day you can go. Yeah those wheels were huge.

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  11. I've enjoyed many visits to the dam--there are some great hot springs below the dam

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    1. I didn't know about the hot springs.

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  12. I remember seeing pictures of Logan as a toddler. You must be a proud grandma!

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    1. I am. He's now 4 1/2 years old. Time sure goes by fast.

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  13. That is a big train! And a big dam. Seems to be the theme of the day, eh? Big.

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    1. lol Yes, big. Big wheels and big dam. It's a big wide world out there.

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  14. Terrific photos and those big wheels are something!

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    1. Thanks, yeah they are big.

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  15. It's been years since we visited Hoover Dam, but I remember being impressed! And those trains were huge! Wow!

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    1. Yeah the trains were really something.

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  16. I've seen a few shows on how the hoover dam was built.

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  17. Great to see these photo's Mary.
    Those wheels really are big, and lovely pictures of Logan.

    Hope the rest of your week goes well.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Lovely photos. I would love to visit the Hoover Dam.

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    1. I hope you get to one day.

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  19. Your grandson is so precious! Look at him against that train, totally adorable!

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    1. Aww thanks. He had a fun day.

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  20. This is cool. I've been on the dams upriver at Glen Canyon and Flaming Gorge, but never to Hoover. I hope to see it some day. And my dad would go ape over that huge train. :)

    Great pics! Thank your daughter for me.

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    1. I will. Glad you liked the pictures.

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  21. What a fun trip! Those wheels are massive!

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    1. I could hardly believe how big they were.

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