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Saturday, April 22, 2017

another trip to Laughlin

Good evening.
We've just returned from a 2 night trip down to Laughlin NV. It sits on the Colorado river across from Arizona.
We got a really good offer on a room, and thought it would be nice to get out of town for a few days.
On the way down we took a little detour to a ghost town called Nelson. It was about 11 miles off the main road

It sits out in the middle of really nothing. I guess it once was a mining town that didn't last long.
They do bus tours out here. After looking for a very short time I'm not sure why anyone would want to see a handful of old buildings and cars. It reminded my more of a junkyard than a town.
Anyway, 7 miles past the town was the Colorado river, or at this point, Lake Mohave.

This is the very northern part of the lake. It' was created by a dam that's down near Laughlin.
And sorry for this pic. It's me on the river walk in Laughlin. This is why you see more pics of Craig than me. He just can't hold the camera steady at all!
On day 2 we drove the short 15 minute drive over to Davis dam that makes Lake Mohave.
They had a large Marina a couple of miles down from the dam where you could rent houseboats.
The weather was very warm with highs near 90 so we spent some of the time at a river front bar taking in the sights.
Kayaks on the river.
Really large fish along the banks.
And here's a view of Laughlin from across the river in Arizona.
We gambled just the first night since we didn't do well, and I hate losing money. But we had a nice time, nice room and returned safe.

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