It is the Eiffel Tower - the one in Las Vegas - not France.
I decided to take a side trip to Las Vegas for a couple of nights. Didn't get any good pictures of Las Vegas really - and let me ask - does any one out in Las Vegas know that smoking can kill you? I mean everyone smoked!! The smoking capital of the world.
And drinking and other things I won't mention aren't too good for you either. I played the penny, nickel, and quarter machines - I played $100 (?) and lost it all, but it was fun. I mostly went and people watched - and I must admit ate at Krispie Kreme donuts! Okay guess I'll admit that is not to good for me either.
Went to see David Copperfield - I love yah David, but you're looking older like me and not so interested in magic anymore. It's okay though - we all get older.
Went to the Hard Rock Cafe, Margarettaville, M & M Store, Coke Store, and I do believe I WALKED to every hotel except the Venetian.
On the way back to LA stopped by the Hoover Damn. It was one of the most interesting sites I've ever seen. If you ever get a chance go.
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. When completed in 1936, it was both the world's largest hydroelectric power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both these respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 38th-largest hydroelectric generating station.
This dam, located 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, is named after Herbert Hoover, who played an instrumental role in its construction, first as the Secretary of Commerce, and then later, as the President of the United States. Construction began in 1931, and was completed in 1936, a little more than two years ahead of schedule. The dam and the power plant are operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, Hoover Dam was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
Lake Mead is the reservoir created by the dam, named after Elwood Mead, who oversaw the construction of the dam.
Below is the new bridge/road they are constructing so that you don't have to go right into the Hoover Dam area - you can eventually go over it.
Looking down into the dam. You can't go down there any more because of 9-11 and security.
The sides - all concrete.
The underneath - rerouting the water.
13 generators - helps give power to a lot of people.
The 'little' water pipe.
The drive through the desert proved interesting and looked nothing like I thought a desert would look like. It was raining and when I got to the last elevation - without any notice the temperatures changed, my windshield clouded, I was on ice going 50 miles an hour - kind of scary. I was glad to get back to my sister!!!!
Donna Reed - Happy Birthday - You are in my favorite movie - my all time favorite - It's A Wonderful Life - LOVE THAT SHOW!
Reed was born Donna Belle Mullenger on a farm near Denison, Iowa, the eldest of five children. After graduating Denison High School, Reed planned to become a teacher, but was unable to pay for college. She decided to move to California to attend Los Angeles City College on the advice of her aunt. While attending college, she performed in various stage productions but had no plans to become an actress. After receiving several offers to screen test for studios, Reed eventually signed with MGM, but insisted on finishing her education first
In 1984, she temporarily replaced Barbara Bel Geddes, who had decided to step down from her role as "Miss Ellie" in the television series Dallas in the 1984-85 season. When Bel Geddes agreed to return to the role for the 1985-86 season, Reed was abruptly fired. She sued the show's production company for breach of contract and later settled out of court for over a million dollars. Wikipedia
It was a nice trip, but it was time to go home.