Laughlin

One Hike

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We finally decided to hike on the trail made from Davis Dam to Laughlin. Don Laughlin donated the money needed to put in this 5 mile “walk.” to the dam. The road above the dam is closed to traffic so one can walk across the dam.

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Walkway across Hwy 95 to Las Vegas

We parked Miss Scarlet above the dam and walked across the dam and down the hill to the park. The path was all pavement so we were disappointed as we like to walk in dirt! We hiked a mile and a half before we realized we couldn’t make the complete 5 miles before dark. So we turned around and got in a good 3.5 mile hike.

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We got a late start so we couldn’t go all the way to the walkway and back before dark. It was a great hike along the Colorado River.

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Davis Dam

 

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Riverside Casino boat that goes from the casino to the dam. The tour includes a narrative of the history along the river.

Oh, just a side mention. This was my birthday. Yup, 66 years young. It was a great birthday!

That evening we had a birthday dinner with Anita and Bud at Chili’s. We decided on their special – 2 for $20 and it was delicious. And so much the better with friends.

Again, seizing the moments in life and being very thankful and blessed for life and this crazy RV lifestyle.

 

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Finally Made It To Arizona!

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The wind followed us all the way to Bullhead City, AZ. At first we had a tail wind which was good. Then heading east out of Barstow we had a cross wind and that isn’t good. But we made the 300 miles to Katherine’s Landing Campground. This is a Forest Service Campground and $5 a day. Water and a dump are available. The sites are quite nice and big. Al, the host is very congenial and keeps everyone in line! The campground also has washers and dryers on site so don’t have to run into town to find a laundromat.

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Plenty of sun to keep us powered up!

Morgan and I took a hike the other day and took these photo’s.

klThis is Katherine’s Landing. It is on the Colorado River – Mohave Lake. There is a marina, motel, store, restaurant, Boat Repair and a mobile home that looks like summer homes for boaters and fishermen. There are many house boats, some very big and they all look like fun. We saw only one sailboat but sure there are more in the summer. Dale wants to rent a speedboat, so we may have a trip up the river in our near future.

colorado-riverGoing up river from the marina and Davis Dam.

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A very co-operative lizard that stood still for a photo shoot!

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Our campground is at the base of the mountains. Only one loop is open and the campground across the street is closed also. This is a popular campground this year. Nearly full every night.

We are about 7 miles from Bullhead City. It is nice being out of all that traffic and busy days for others. One problem we have faced is the time change. Arizona is in Mountain time and Nevada is in Pacific time zone. Nevada is just across the bridge and river into Laughlin!!! We adjust.

Life is good in the sun and warmth. We feel very blessed by our Lord.

 

Katherine Campground

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Upon arriving in Laughlin/Bullhead City we headed east on 68 to the Davis Dam Road. Then turned on Katherine Spur Rd. Our camp host, Joe, has been very friendly and helpful.

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The South campground has 4 tiers of sties but only 2 are open. We thought this would be the busy season, but NO we were wrong. There are only a handful of people here and they move on.

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Our site was perfect for us. Sun in our windows all day long as well as hitting the solar panels to power all that we need. The only “con” to this site is the pea gravel that likes to come in the house on the bottom of shoes. Otherwise it has been a very good site.

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This is Mohave Lake at the end of our road with a marina for houseboats! I imagine this is a popular place in the summer.

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Mohave Lake is because of Davis Dam that backs up the water to make a lake.

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This is Laughlin, Nevada and across the Colorado Rive is Bullhead City. All those buildings on the Nevada side are casinos with hotels, restaurants and anything else you need.

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We were coming home from Las Vegas (short shopping trip) last night and I took this on the fly across the bridge from Nevada into Arizona. We had buffet breakfast at the Riverview before taking off for Vegas.

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And this is Las Vegas on December 18, 2013. Our weather turned and it was very cloudy causing an inversion in the city. It was an ugly brown and we were not in Vegas long. We did our shopping up in Henderson. I went to Jareds! HA. If you have heard the commercials on TV. My granddaughter wanted a Pandora Charm for Christmas, so I knew Jareds would be authentic.I was met at the door and greeted by a saleswoman who then assisted me through my whole purchase. There were about 4 other saleswomen and a guard there.

The granddaughter wants an infinity scarf so I was able to go to quilt stores! What a treat. I ended up at Hobby Lobby and getting what I needed.

While we were driving to the trailer, we were treated with a sunset. I am very disappointed that this photo did not come out with the original colors. If you can imagine all bright orange with burnt orange edges you have what we saw. I was using my phone camera.

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Life is good! Moving on tomorrow for southern Arizona. God brought my cat home that we thought the coyotes got.