Saturday, February 17, 2018

Our Trip To Laughlin and Bullhead City- Nevada/ Arizona Border

Since we had stayed our two weeks @ Craggy Wash BLM, we had to move on to another spot. Decided to go see Laughlin, Nevada/ Bullhead City, Az., which share a border like we do with our Manitoba/ Sask. border back home. The gas costs more on the Laughlin side and they dont have any grocery stores. Shops and about 10 casinos in a smaller Vegas type town, but groceries have to be picked up in Bullhead City.. which was about 10 minute drive. 

  Loved the look of the outside of this hotel- made to look like a riverboat, but online reviews didnt have too much good to say about the inside.

                                         Bullhead City, Az- across the river.

Gerry was quite sick with a cold that's still nagging at him so we didnt do too much while in Laughlin. We did go to a couple casinos though, had some lunch and took some pictures, as well as walked down on the Riverwalk with view of the Colorado River.

               Water taxis, and leisure boat rides available on the Riverwalk

                                     Far end of town-  drove down the road which is a strip of hotels/casinos and the river.

              Even this little old granny in her walker/chair was playing to win!

Really not much else to do in Laughlin for sightseeing - its more about the casinos and the shows I guess. But now we can say we've gone.

            You can park with your RV behind the Tropicana Hotel for $7 a night- providing security, garbage and water/dumps for your RV.

** Photos can be clicked on to enlarge.

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