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The Whole Dam Vacation

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The Lake Mead National Recreation Center offers great camping, fishing, kayaking, and all that stuff. It is a welcome relief after you have blown all your money in Las Vegas.

And then, there’s the Hoover Dam. Yep; it attracts over a million visitors every year. You can “experience” the dam by plane, helicopter, or bus; or you can just drive over there yourself and walk around. ’Course, it’ll cost you seven bucks to park your car, and another 11 bucks to get into the visitors center and tour the power plant. Dam!


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Sometimes we structure a vacation around a theme. In 2009, we visited several Civil War battlefields. That's a Confederate sniper at Devin's Den in Gettysburg -- 1863; and Princess, re-eneacting the poor soldier's demise in 2009. (It was her idea.)

Another trip we called "the death bed vacation" (right). Sounds ominous, I know. We visited gravesites of famous people and family members we never knew existed. (Way too late to meet them now, huh?) Heck; we just about own Green Hills Cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina. Anyway, it was interesting.

Nope; no reference to Philadelphia.





We called our most recent trip "the whole dam vacation." Yep; we visited and explored several of modern engineering's greatest feats: great dams.

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