Good morning, my friends. Since yesterday's post was pre-written and pre-published, I skipped a day of blogging yesterday in favor of running errands in town. Now, it feels as if I've been gone for a while, and so I missed you guys yesterday. As I've mentioned, we have slow internet where we are now, and so I spent yesterday afternoon uploading lots of pictures to this post. It took around 45 minutes...but you know...anything for you guys. I have a lot to tell you this morning, so grab yourself a cuppa and let's have a good old-fashioned gabfest in writing. I'm verbose, so I'll probably do most of the talking. Feel to interrupt by shouting things at your screen at any time.
When I wrote last, I thought I might be getting out for a photography challenge. Then, Mike surprised me by suggesting a hike. I'm not sure why that surprised me, but it was unexpected. When we were here in Boulder City last winter, we noticed a hiking trail as we drove out of town headed south. The Historic Railroad Trail was originally a 30-mile line used to haul equipment and concrete to and from the Hoover Dam building site in the 1930's. The weather was nice, and so it seemed like a good day to get outside.
We started out getting lunch at Boulder Dam Brewing Co. We like the slogan on their t-shirts: "The Best Dam Beer." We've been here many times, and they have an outdoor dining area. We haven't eaten restaurant food aside from takeout eaten in the car for quite some time, and so we jumped at an opportunity to sit at a table and have a server take our order and bring things to us. The pandemic has brought a new appreciation for activities we used to take for granted.