Crossing the Hoover Dam

I have mixed feelings about man-made dams. We've visited Grand Coulee dam as well as several other dams along the Columbia River, and they certainly are engineering marvels. Many of them have generated economic prosperity for the surrounding communities and states and have eliminated devastating flash flooding. They have also caused significant and irrevocable harm …

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Experiencing the Vegas Strip at Night

Probably the last place you want to go during a global health crisis is Las Vegas. The casinos, the shows, the dining -- I can't imagine any of those experiences being particularly safe right now. However, if you find yourself passing through Vegas at night, as we did on our recent long weekend trip to …

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