So my story with the Grand Coulee Dam. I was driving from North Cascades National Park and I was heading towards Glacier National Park.
I was driving on 174 in Washington. Just driving the backroads or it seemed like the back way. But I loved the drive, seeing things that most people don’t normally get to see. I saw signs for Electric City and I remember thinking how that was a cool and different name. One thing that I have learned from traveling if that if I ever see a vista sign I always go look at the view. So I pulled off on Crown Point Rd heading toward the view. But I still couldn’t see the Grand Coulee Dam yet. I was still driving and then I came around a corner and I could see what I know of now as Crown Point State Park. But I was more amazed at the huge structure looking to the right. There was a Dam and it was the biggest thing I have ever seen. The Grand Coulee Dam is the 6th largest hydroelectric power stations in the world. But it is the largest hydroelectric power station in the United States.
So I parked my car in the parking lot and got out to take a look at this huge Grand Coulee Dam. I was walking around the park and I saw the sign that is pictured at the top of this page. I was reading the sign and a group of three people walked up close by me. Being nice I said hi and they said hi back. We started talking small talk and then one of the gentlemen told me he was one of the main engineers of the Dam and he was showing his family the view. But we continued to talk for about 15-20 minutes and he told me all about it. I was so lucky to be there at the time I was. It was really fascinating to hear about the dam and how it was made.
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