Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ollie the Otter Goes on a Dam Tour at Hoover Dam!

Dear readers, please accept my apologies for not keeping you up to date on Ollie and his travel experiences.  I've been battling a problem with my eye, but it seems to be somewhat under control for now.

Ollie and his group of travelers have been busy.

After visiting Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, the group decided to travel to Nevada and take a dam tour...of Hoover Dam.

On the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada, Hoover Dam (once called Boulder Dam) , is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River.   Dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt, it was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression.  . Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives.  The dam was controversially named in honor of President Herbert Hoover.


Sign Telling About Hoover Dam....Where's Ollie?

Ollie Looking at Hoover Dam

Ollie Thought He MIGHT Want to Go For a Swim...Until He Saw How Far Down it Was!

Ollie & Hoover Dam

"Ollie-Zilla" at Hoover Dam!

Ollie and the group had a great time at Hoover Dam, but they were tired after a long, hot day of sightseeing.  When they got back to the campground, here is how some of the group relaxed:

Kyle & Jimmy Swimming

Kyle Swimming

Jenny Relaxing While Watching Kyle & Jimmy Swim


As you can see, the group had a nice day today.  I wonder what they have planned next, don't you?  Check back here to find out, dear reader!!!

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