Boulder City, NV
Since we last shared a blog (Fourth of July), we have been enjoying quiet days here in Boulder City. With temperatures well over a hundred degrees every day, any outdoor activities needed to be done early in the morning, with afternoon spent in and around the swimming pool.
In mid-July we enjoyed a brief visit from our daughter, Jessica. While the main activity during her visit was enjoying the water while floating in a pool chair . . .
. . . we did take one excursion to the Spring Mountains, on the north west side of Las Vegas. We drove the 65 miles to enjoy cooler temperatures at the higher elevations while hiking the Bristlecone Trail in Lee Canyon.
Our son, Kevin, has lived in Atlanta since graduating from Law School back in 2003. Since leaving the law field he has worked his way up through the pilot ranks to flying airliners with Delta, where his base was still in Atlanta. Recently he switched aircraft and moved his base to Los Angeles. Apparently after visiting with us in Nevada the weather and lifestyle of the west strongly beckoned. As luck would have it, his first trip on the Boeing 737 was from LAX to Las Vegas and back. At first we intended to fly back with him on stand-by, but the flight was full. But we did find a great viewing area for airport landings and take-offs and were able to watch his first take-off in the new airplane.
Kevin now rents a great little apartment just a short drive from the parking lot for LAX and a short walk from the beach.
With the airport nearby, there are no residential areas for a long stretch of beach, limiting visitors in that area.
Walking along a paved trail and you can enjoy the beauty of the Pacific while watching airliners of all sizes head for locations far and near. What a great location for someone who has followed the airlines since he was a small child.
Back home in Boulder City we fell into a low pressure daily regiment. One of our frequent stops has been at nearby Hemenway Park to check out the herd of Big Horn’s who hang out there enjoying the only shade in the area while feasting on the well-maintained grass.
Below is the outdoor temperature for an afternoon in early August. While that afternoon was one of the hottest of the summer, every day the thermometer went well over one hundred. So what does one do when the temps hit triple digits?
Enjoy the comfortable 85 degree temperatures in the pool!
Now that vacation season is over and the kids are back in school (Why do they need a vacation anyway?) it is time for the retired people to hit the road. We’re now heading into Colorado to enjoy some hiking and exploring.
More on that later . . .