Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Few More Lighthouses

It got to about 75F today, and another nice sunny one with a gentle breeze. What to do… we’re not boat people, or off-roaders, or golfers, or drinkers… boring, huh?  But we do like to explore. We found five more … Continue reading

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Lighthouses and Lunch

Lake Havasu City Lighthouses – These are actual navigational aids around the lake, 1/3 scale replicas of famous lighthouses of the United States. There are 23 in all. We found six of them while we were out and about today. … Continue reading

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Lake Havasu City

While we enjoyed our week in Laughlin, Nevada, it’s time to move on, the Nomads that we are. It was around noon when we hit the road south to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This is still desert, but we are … Continue reading

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Grapevine Canyon

It’s Thanksgiving Day. We are not with family in Minnesota and we are not with our kids in the Northeast, but we are thankful that we do have them in our lives even tho we are so far away. Of … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Pass

Another beautiful sunny day, around 75F with a little wind. We have been dry-camping in Riverside Casino’s parking lot for the last several days but now our fresh water tank is empty and our other tanks are full. Don Laughlin’s … Continue reading

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Davis Dam

And yet another beautiful day… Davis Dam is about two miles up-stream from Laughlin and about 70 miles downstream from the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Completed in 1953, this is an earth and rock-filled embankment with a power … Continue reading

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Laughlin Labyrinths

We heard there were some labyrinths in the hills behind Laughlin so we went in search of them this morning. I was able to zoom in on a few of them using Google Maps Satellite View which made locating them … Continue reading

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Dinner and a Movie

Laughlin has some good walking trails. On the north end of town is a nice pedestrian bridge spanning the highway that leads to a paved trail that takes you out into the desert to the Davis Dam on the Colorado … Continue reading

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Old Cars in Laughlin

Another beautiful day! A sunny 75F, great day for a walk. There is a riverwalk between the casinos and the Colorado River. This connects you with seven of the nine casinos in Laughlin. The other casinos are across the street, … Continue reading

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Watch Your Step

Oatman, Arizona, is a pretty cool place. It’s an historic authentic western ghost town and mining camp that began in 1906 but pooped out in 1942 when Congress declared that gold mining was no longer essential to the war effort. … Continue reading

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Pahrump to Laughlin

The last six days we have been enjoying our stay at Wine Ridge RV Resort & Cottages in Pahrump, Nevada. After dry camping in Death Valley for the previous week we have appreciated having full hook-ups and amenities. And it’s nice … Continue reading

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And More Death Valley

Badwater Basin is the lowest point in the western hemisphere. It is 282 feet below sea level. At the end of the boardwalk we continue walking out to the middle of the field where it is the most interesting. We … Continue reading

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More Death Valley

The clouds went away overnight and left today to be another blue sky sunshine day of 82 degrees. Our mission today was to visit Rhyolite, an historic townsite in Nevada, just outside the Death Valley boundary. Just prior to Rhyolite … Continue reading

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Death Valley

As we were leaving the RV park this morning we realized we were very close to the Mojave Air and Space Port so we drove over to have a look. The SpaceShipTwo that crashed in the desert last week took … Continue reading

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On the Way to Death Valley

We left the fairgrounds RV park in Mariposa and began our trek to Death Valley National Park. Almost all of the 250 miles we drove today was in smog. Air quality alerts on TV said it would be that way … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park

We were only able to visit a small part of Yosemite National Park today.  It’s late in the season and some of the roads are closed for the winter. Mostly it’s because they have already had snow in the upper … Continue reading

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Mariposa, CA

78 miles driven today, to Mariposa, California. We will be staying in the Mariposa Fairgrounds RV Park for tonight and tomorrow night. This is a small town, only about 2,000 people. There are several nice shops and restaurants here. We … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes

This was another travel day, driving 205 miles down CA 20, then Interstate 5, and CA 99 landing in Modesto, California. There were significant changes in terrain along the way. We have to work our way around the mountains and … Continue reading

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A Travel Day

We left Chinook RV Park this morning and continued driving down Pacific Coast Hwy 101 moving further inland. We will not be driving the scenic route CA State Hwy 1 down the beautiful coast of California. I wish we could, … Continue reading

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More Redwoods

I try to get the good pictures but it doesn’t always work out. On our venture out today the first thing we saw was this big elk alongside the road. The first picture, from a postcard, is what I wanted, … Continue reading

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