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Interesting take on Kerry and VietNam from one who served with him

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 25, 2004 3:35 PM PDT
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Dear Dave ...

PS We call it "arriving home pounds lighter" - in both meanings of the word. Can't do that with "dollars", so have to rely on the more ethereal vista in the mind's eye that remains for a few days once you get back.

Hope you had a good 4 days.

Regards
Mo

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Re: Dear Dave ...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 25, 2004 11:44 PM PDT
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Hi, Mo.

I definitely didn't arrive home lighter, though surprisingly I only gained a pound, probably because we walked a lot more than usual. Neither of us are big gamblers -- not sure exactly how much I left in the poker/blackjack machines, but certainly less than $20! Highlights of the trip were a visit to Hoover Dam, and the Platters/Coasters/Drifters show at the Sahara.

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:Re: Dear Dave ...
by Mosonnow / April 26, 2004 3:37 AM PDT
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I haven't been to Vegas (surprise, surprise) but recall the Hoover Dam being shown on that film about land ownership and water rights when they first carved it out of the desert in the 30's I think. Must do a Google and see what it looks like these days.

Glad you had a good time - keep that ethereal vista going as long as you can...

Regards
Mo

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Hoover Dam - it was a chunk of concrete in the 30's ....
by Mosonnow / April 26, 2004 8:17 AM PDT
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as portrayed in the film I saw (albeit with impressive intent). I gather from Googling that it is now not only a Wonder of the World, but is also a work of art with its Art Deco features on a grand scale.

I guess they have a tourist viewing platform to see it to best advantage?

Regards
Mo

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Re: Hoover Dam - it was a chunk of concrete in the 30's ....

Hi, Mo.

While many areas inside the dam are now closed, you can still see the turbine rooms, which are truly immense. And yes, there are observation platforms etc. The one thing you can't readily do is see it from the bottom, which (based on pictures) is arguably the most impressive vista. They also don't let trucks and busses across from the California side, and are building a bypass bridge that will be finished sometime in 2008, if all goes as planned. BTW, the dam won't finish curing for about another 25-30 years, they say.

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