BOULDER CITY

Didn't stick around in Las Vegas very long. Just long enough to pick up the rental and hit the road. I took quite a few photos from behind the wheel like this one on the road between Vegas and Boulder City where I would stay the night.

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The Boulder Dam Hotel was built in 1933 to accommodate visiting government and corporate bigwigs overseeing the construction of the nearby dam.

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There are reports that the hotel is haunted. My room was not. Oh, and there is no such thing as ghosts.

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But there is such a thing as a pizza joint. This was an authentic place. I got a good meatball sandwich.

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The main drag in Boulder City at dusk.

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The hotel had a nice lobby. Not haunted though. And the complimentary breakfast in the restaurant was quite good. The best English muffin I've ever had.

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The main drag in Boulder City at dawn.

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The table at which I sat for breakfast had clippings under the glass about the new Boulder Theatre in 1931. Well here it is. From the front page of the local paper (there were several items about it), it was a big deal in this little town.

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I like Boulder City. It seems like it would be a nice place to retire. It's not too big or busy. There's a Vons grocery store. The only nuisance would be all the tourists coming through town driving between Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam.

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Lake Mead.

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Sunrise over the mountains of western Arizona.

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There was a scenic vista so I stopped. This is a panoramic view of the Black Canyon.

If we get a close up look we can see the Colorado River in there, about eleven miles downstream of the Hoover Dam.

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