Friday, July 11, 2014

Grand Coulee Dam is a Must See

Today we went to the Grand Coulee Dam. It was SO interesting. 

We had toured the Hoover Dam before September 11—when they were still allowing tours.

Grand Coulee Dam is one of the largest concrete structures in the world.  It is as high as the Washington Monument.  It is the country's largest hydroelectric project; it generates more power than a million locomotives.

We were able to take a guided tour of the Dam.  They took us by van to the top of the spillway and we were able to stop and take some great pictures.

It supplies enough power to continuously supply the needs of two cities the size of Seattle!
It is truly a sight to behold.  We were able to take a guided tour to the top of the dam.  We were also able to see the working generators and pumps.  It was a really interesting tour.   I thought it was interesting, George thought it was fabulous.  He understands and loves the mechanics and technology of this amazing structure.

As it started to get dusk, we set up lawn chairs to watch a laser light show on the dam.  It was a perfect temperature.  The area we were sitting in had grass for the kids to run around. We had a perfect view of the upcoming show.

After dark we set up our lawn chairs on the grass park area just below the visitor center and watched a laser light show on the spillway.

It has been SO hot here.  Today was a lovely day, we are all happy it is a little cooler today than it has been.  We really enjoyed this day with family.

Seeing the sunset over the spillway, I am reminded of our God's greatness.  It is not only OVER the man made structure;  the sunset is what brings beauty to this moment.  Our God is Great.
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