I'm on my way to Boulder Beach, NV, on Lake Mead, to rejoin the WINs. On the way, I saw this strange "cloud." Then I realized what it was -- the pollution from the coal fired power plant in Page, AZ. I've been to Page quite a few times, but never saw anything like this. It sometimes affects the view at the Grand Canyon, as the pollutants settle into the canyon. But what are you going to do? The Southwest needs its electricity.
I also went through the Virgin River gorge on Interstate 15. I was in this exact spot 14 years ago when the OJ Simpson verdict was announced. Everyone was stopped along the highway, because they were afraid they would not have any radio reception in the canyon. My sister was with me, on my very first RV trip. Do you remember that, Barbara?
Boulder Beach was having their annual triathlon, and bikers were all over the road.
The first day of the gathering, we all went to the local thrift stores looking for costumes for our Murder Mystery. Brad is playing a woman, and enjoying it way too much. Check out the expression on that shopper's face in the background. I wonder what is going through HER head...
Boulder Beach is near Hoover dam, the dam that creates Lake Mead from the Colorado River. After 9/11, security was vastly increased here, since the road goes right over the dam. All cars are stopped, and RVs and trucks are searched.
If you see a suspicious person like this, call the police. I don't mean to make light of terrorist activity, but what the heck is this?
In order to bypass the dam, a new bridge is being built WAY up in the air. This year the arch is done, but the roadway over the top is not yet completed.
I think by next year it will be done, though. Notice the portable potty up there. I'm glad the workers don't have to climb all the way down to go to the bathroom.
This was the picture from last year. The arch was just starting out from both sides.
Fifty-seven WINs are taking over the Boulder Beach campground, and tonight we had a Hobo Stew.
We even had a little visitor, a taranchula. He's about 4 inches long. I guess I should have put my hand in for scale. (Or not....)