Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Fun Day In Laughlin

We started our day with the $3.50 breakfast at The Pioneer Casino.  2 eggs 2 sausages, 2 slices of bacon, hash browns and 2 slices of homemade bread toasted.  After that we needed to go for a walk.  We walked along the river, stopped in a few casinos, but didn’t give them our money.  Stopped at an RV place to look at MHs didn’t see anything we liked.

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Birds and ducks everywhere.

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He posed so nice for me.

After our walk we went to Sams Club to pick up a few things.  It seems you go shopping just to get a few things and you leave with a cart full.  Does that happen to everyone?

Then we went for a ride up Christmas Tree Pass.  A 15 mile drive on a road for 4 wheel vehicles.  P1010715

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The 2 pictures above are the road we traveled.  Mike had to be sure he hit every rock and bump, I guess that’s the fun part.

Christmas Tree pass is located in the Sprit Mountains, a few miles northwest of Laughlin.

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Some of the rock formation looked like faces.  Ghoulish faces. If your a fan of rock formations then you will love Christmas Tree Pass.

On our way to the top we stopped at Grapevine Canyon a short hike off the road.  Many pictographs'  in this area. DSC_0087

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Recent research in this area indicates that the age of the etchings spans a time period from as recent as 150-200 years ago, to more than 800 years ago..  You will have to click to enlarge the pictures to see the etchings

Climbing the pass you saw some beautiful scenery, that seems to get more spectacular around every bend.  As we climbed higher we noticed that the scenery started to change from desert to Pinyin Pine Trees.   

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Pinyin Pine trees.  Not real sure of my spelling on the pine tree.

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On the very top of the pass people decorate the pine trees with Christmas ornaments. 

It was a great day, the drive took us a couple of hours but well worth it.  We arrived back at the MH around 7:00 pm., to late for happy hour, just to tired. 

 

1 comment:

Jim and Bobbie said...

We'll miss Laughlin this year, so thanks for the photos. Nice to know Prime Rib Room is still good. Bobbie