We left yesterday morning, actually at 0930 not sure how that happened, we never leave before 1100 or so. Lovely drive through Lake Havasu and onwards. We hit the freeway towards Needles where we would take the River Road to Laughlin, NV. Well, we missed it so 9 miles later we made a u turn and turned on the phone. With as many times as we've done this, not sure how we did that. Great drive up the highway. You can sure tell when you're in CA that road is sure a mess with pot holes etc. Shame that CA lets it get that way!
|This jeep went by our site, caravan of them..|
|And we're gone!|
|Lake Havasu in the distance..|
|Going into CA|
|Bumpy, bumpy, bumpy...the Old River Road..|
|Coming into Laughlin, looking at Bullhead City, AZ|
We got to Big Bend of the Colorado State Park about 1100 Nevada time and no one was at the entrance station. We proceeded to the campground and every single site was taken! Didn't look like anyone was leaving either. We know they have overflow, so we weren't worried. We needed to go to Smith's and the gas station so we just took the trailer with us.
The parking lot at Smith's was nicely uncrowded. A little shopping and then to the gas station at Smith's where because of the money we've spent we saved 20 cents a gallon. Yay..so got gas for $2.07 a gallon.
Back to the campground and the ranger was there, so we purchased a new yearly senior pass which gets us into any state park in NV and camping is FREE unless they have electricity then you pay $10.00 a night..sewer and water is free. No spots were open so they directed us across the way to the overflow. Level, sandy area. We picked our area and sat up camp. Can't complain for free. The wind was and is blowing pretty steadily but we don't care.
We loaded up and headed for Laughlin and Pints Brewery in the Colorado Belle Hotel/Casino. We've been a few times and make it a stop every time we're in the area.
|What the Puck IPA..and wine for me.|
|Pints Micro Brewery..|
|Love the handles...|
|Laughlin, from a distance|
|The Colorado River..|
We looked at one of their menus and may make it back there today for lunch.
Took a little drive around town and then back home to Happy Hour. Watched a little tv and just enjoyed the evening. Tacos for dinner and then after a bit to bed.
|On the way back to camp|
|Our boon docking spot ...|
|The overflow lot..|
|Definitely some nice burn piles. Debris from|
the trees he had to have taken down because of
We slept in until 0630 this morning! Wind is blowing but temps are perfect. Ken took a walk through the campground and it looks like two camps may be emptying. We have one camper behind us here in the overflow. He's an Air Force Vietnam Vet so Ken told him to take the first spot that emptied out a few minutes ago. We figure if we get a spot, great. If not we're happy here for one more night. Tomorrow we'll head a little further North towards home.
Just as I wrote that...we're moving. Have a great day!