Good Morning and Happy Palm Sunday!
We went on a Get-Away to see the Colorado River that borders California, Arizona and Nevada. The beauty of it amongst the rugged mountains is a sight to see.
We were amazed of how clear the Colorado is…
With Engineering Marvels called dams… the Colorado River has such beautiful lakes. We now can say we have seen all 4 dams that are on the Colorado River in Nevada, Arizona and California.
The Parker Dam creates Lake Havasu.
Back of Parker Dam
Davis Dam creates Lake Mojave
Glen Canyon Dam creates Lake Powell
We visited Glen Canyon Dam several years ago and I found only two pictures from my archives.
The Most Popular Dam is the Hoover Dam which creates Lake Mead
These pictures are from a few years ago as well.
Here is Sweet Man in front of Hoover Dam from when we visited.
The Colorado River is a beautiful sight wherever you see it.
We all know electricity is made because of the water that flows through these dams. I will not get into all the electrical engineering marvels but putting these dams into perspective gave me a better understanding of the desert lakes along the Colorado River.
In my next post I will share Lake Havasu… our first Get-Away Spot!
Here is a sneak peek…
A lovely water playground in the desert!
Thank you for your visit.
Until Next Time~ Nancy
33 thoughts on “Colorado River”
What beautiful photographs, Nancy, Thank you <3
I’m glad you enjoyed! When we were on our get-away we realized we saw all the dams that made the lakes! I sure hope you come back for my next post about Lake Havasu!
Happy Sunday to you my friend!
Ahh Nancy, you reminded me of my childhood in Africa, where there were dams like this. I learned to water ski on one of them. Thank you. So glad you had a good get-away. Xx
Amazing marvels they are! I am so happy I stirred up some sweet memories for you.
Dam, Happy Palm Sunday to you and Your Sweet Man, Nance!
Dam… smiles all around!
Thank you my friend!
More stunning photos! I love that you are showcasing these gorgeous places that we take for granted in the US, we are so lucky to live in a country that has so many diverse and beautiful natural areas!
You said it so perfectly! Thanks for enjoying!
Happy Palm Sunday!
Love that area. The colorado is a very beautiful river.
It really is…! I was amazed of the rugged mountains that surround the river in many places. Quite beautiful.
Thank you for the visit on this beautiful Sunday morning.
Whenever I see these dams and the man-made lakes above them, and especially how low the water upwards of the Hoover Dam is, I cannot but deplore what irrevocable damage we humans do to nature.
Yes… and the water at Lake Mead is low. We need to remember to conserve water always.
If only all those people using that water would take heed!
What a pleasant trip, Nancy! Thank you for taking us there. The Glen Canyon Dam is incredible. 🙂
It really is. I wish I had better pictures of it. Happy Sunday to you my friend.
All of those dams are truly modern marvels. What a fun getaway!
It is amazing what good comes from these Dams. The lakes are actual reservoirs that provide water and then electricity.
Just hope more can conserve the water.
I am glad you enjoyed. Lake Havasu is on my next post. Hope you can come back and visit. 😊
It is amazing how important the Colorado is to the western states. Imagine what they would be like without it!
You said it perfectly!
Thanks for the visit my friend. I saw how your progress is coming along!
Now that you’ve seen all four dams, you need to read Wet Desert by Gary Hansen. You’ll never look at the dams the same way. A great read. It’s not a factual book but a mystery adventure.
Well, I’m up for the challenge! Thanks for the tidbit! And thank you for stopping by. 😊
One of the cool things about the Colorado is how different it looks it different spots. Lovely photos.
In this area… We were amazed of the contrast of the rugged rock mountains to the clear blue water.
Nancy, what beautiful photography. I have only been to Hoover Dam and it was 114 degrees that day. I will be waiting on your post about Lake Havasu. Happy Monday my friend!
I am working on it as we type to each other!
I am glad you got to see the Hoover Dam… even though it was in sweltering heat… you know it’s a “Dry Heat.” Ha ha ha! Even though it’s a dry heat 114 is HOT!
HAPPY Easter Week!
Yes, I remember saying that day, “so much for dry heat”
That must of been a wonderful getaway! Colorado River is so beautiful. We went canoeing on the river a few weeks ago, just across your side of the border. It’s almost unreal with these big bodies of water in the middle of the desert. Have a lovely week.
It is something to see the water in the desert! Thanks for the visit!
It is indeed! I’ll be back soon again. Thank you for sharing your beauty.
I feel like I start all my comments with “Wow!” but that is always how I feel after seeing your incredible photos/travels. Just… wow! Haha. So glad you had such a nice getaway 🙂
It was fun and I am always so happy to hear your happy comments. They fill my heart with joy! Thank you!
Love the color of the water. Beautiful.
It was glorious!