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Hoover Dam – A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Functional Work of Art

Form follows function is an old adage from 20th century architecture. I would also say form follows beautiful function. The Hoover Dam, construction triumph of the Great Depression and President Roosevelt’s New Deal, is the epitome of this. While it … Continue reading

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Hoover Dam – Beyond the Veil

It’s been a busy travel weekend catching up with old friends from college in Utah and Nevada, which means I’ve been hesitant to take time away from the reminiscing and laughter to update this blog. We’ve been wandering among a … Continue reading

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A Year of Travel Gems

Rolling into a new year spurs looking ahead to fresh adventures and travels, lingering in quirky cafes, and discovering unseen vistas. Now that 2011 is finally here, I am chomping at the bit to be lacing up my hiking boots … Continue reading

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Nevada Photos Posted

I have posted my first set of photos from our October trip to Nevada. Enjoy our river rafting and hiking adventures in the desert, as well as our tour of the Hoover Dam.

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Encounters with the Hoover Dam

My first sight of the Hoover Dam came as we boarded a raft for a trip down the Colorado River. To say I was enchanted by the dam is not an understatement. The smooth concave wall of concrete bore down … Continue reading

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Hiking the Nevada Desert

I have always considered myself an avid outdoors woman. My childhood best friend and I would hike the Columbia River Gorge, camp on Mt. Hood in the midst of a continuous mist, canoe the mirrored surfaces of Lost Lake, and … Continue reading

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