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Thursday, Jan 4, 2007 from Henderson, Nevada
Posted: Jan 4, 2007 | 465 words | 3 Comments
Now that I wrap up Nevada 15 states are to be counted for, 8 months and 35 states to go. There were several highlights in the last couple days to finish it off. Though there aren’t many stories, most of it is summed up by lots of photographs, I hope you will all enjoy them once they’re posted. Monday was a day of catch up and relaxing and getting back up to par after being sick.
As for Tuesday I met up with Bonnie, who is from my hometown of Baraga, at the site of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Bonnie is one of the project managers working with the engineers at the job site. It was my first time having a tour of any kind of major construction project, and it was impressive. To see a huge canyon like that over a 1000 feet wide and think that there was going to be a bridge across it one day I would have never believed it. But that brings me to another engineering feat nearby, a little place called the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering accomplishments in the history of man. They even finished it two years in advance and under budget. You don’t hear that happen very often. The hoover dam is breathtaking. It’s amazing what man can build.
Oh yeah, also, Monday night was one of the most amazing finished I’ve ever seen in a football game, Boise State vs. Oklahoma. I was fortunate to spend a week at Boise and I’m now a huge fan bleeding a little blue and orange. I saw dozens of people crossing the Hoover Dam with their Boise gear and flags on their car.
Last night I photographed the strip, or at least parts of it. So those photos are to come as well. And the highlight of this, the fountain show at the Bellagio. I now understand why Bonnie told me that she could watch it all night long. The only fountains that compare to it that I’ve seen are at the Palace of Versaille in France, though that’s a much different atmosphere. But the Bellagio takes the cake! Impressive! My favorite part was leaning against the railing like Brad Pitt and George Clooney did at the end of the movie Ocean’s 11.
Well, as for today, it was the lowest point of my trip. And I was back in California. But the reason it was the lowest point of my trip is because I was 282 feet below sea level. Carl and Heide brought me to Death Valley. I wouldn’t last long out there, I would be fried pretty fast during the summer. But, now that I’ve been to the lowest point in the Western hemisphere maybe I should go to the highest.
Comment by Penny Bell
From Boise, ID
Hey Bugsy! I was one of those fanatical BSU fans on the bridge at Hoover Dam!!! Yes, the dam is spectacular but not as spectacular as our Broncos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by mom
From baraga, MI
Dad and I got so excited watching the Boise game! The guts and confidence they showed in overtime was just awesome! We are so happy that you now have friends at BSU, and we were imagining their excitement during the game!!
Comment by Nancy
From San Luis Obispo, CA
The football game of the century!! Teddy and Kristy were there and had a great time!! Flaunt those BSU colors proudly!!