Boulder City, NV
I really should have waited a couple days after our amazing trip to Valley of Fire to head into the city.
The heavy traffic, hordes of people, concrete and chaos of Henderson, NV, are such a contrast to the previous day's beauty.....ugh.
Still, city-stuff has to get done. Just getting groceries (I could have gone to the nice Albertson's in Boulder City), Tessa's bath, and a quick drop off at Goodwill takes nearly three hours. Beyond the congestion is the reality of locating things in a strange town, and in the aisles of a strange store. Not always an issue in this life style, just sometimes.
The expected high winds are starting to come up, but we enjoy the beautiful view from our patio with a few brews, and Thursday ends on a high note.
|A couple sailboats venture out later, but mostly the lake is empty|
We stick close to home, check out more of the little town of Boulder City, and have a nice lunch at Little City Grill. A tiny place with a decent selection of options, including good salads and fish.
|The little restaurant is big on cute|
|Hopefully this nicely done relief map can explain it|
|Like so many visitors centers, this one does a great job of educating with visuals and hands-on displays|
|Beautiful blooming Ocotillo in the small garden|
|This tree-condominium changes residents daily - it is very popular|
Instead we continue about 15 miles to the Temple Bar turn-off. The 28 mile road runs through desert that looks very much like where we grew up. It doesn't have the wow factor, or a lot of variety, but we love it.
|The lush Greasewood paints the desert green|
|Could be the view out of my old school bus|
|Water in the desert - so pretty|
|Love the mountains in the background, even in the haze|
|The Delmar Butte looks man-made, it's sides are so straight|
|Could be Adobe bricks|
|The Temple, giving its name to the place, stands behind the marina|
|The mysterious pyramid|
|which seems to be just a pile of dirt|
|The Temple with Virgin Mountains and Bonelli Peak behind|
|"Who said I want to run around? You run around!|
|In the meantime......this.|