Like Page, AZ, Boulder City, NV did not exist until sprang up to house workers building a dam. Hoover Dam was built in the early 1930s.
One really odd thing about the town is that bighorn sheep roam through the city park. They used to be up in the hills, but found the nice green grass too good to pass up.
The town is also loaded with some beautiful sculptures.
I met back up with the WINs here, after not seeing them since February. We stayed at Boulder Beach Campground on Lake Mead, and I had a great view out my window.
One evening we all went down to the nearby marina to have dinner.
But here's the crowning glory of Boulder City - Hoover Dam, with its unique Art Deco water intakes, and the brand new bypass bridge, built so traffic no longer has to drive over the dam. The bridge has the longest concrete arch span in the Western Hemisphere.
And look who else I met up with! - my sister, Roaming Barbara. Occasionally we do run into each other!
Near where the previous pictures were taken, there was an old WWII bunker. I had never noticed it before. We heard they are going to build a trail up to it.
Two years ago, I saw this sign on the road down to the dam and thought the picture was a little strange...
Well, it's even stranger now! I wonder what this poor young woman did to deserve this. And how long until someone tells her about it!
There is a walkway on the dam side of the bridge, so you are able to walk across and get a good view of Hoover Dam. Notice the "bathtub ring" on Lake Mead - it shows the water level at its highest point in 1988.
After all that, we had to go eat again. Notice everyone here is eating a healthy brunch except one person who is eating strawberry shortcake...