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 course there are many other things we are thankful for including being able to live this lifestyle that we have chosen for ourselves.

Almost all the casinos here in Laughlin are having  buffet dinners with Turkey and dressing, and all the trimmings. Many of the other restaurants have traditional Turkey dinners on their menus too. We decided on the buffet at Riverside Casino. It was OK. Dinner with family would have been better, but I hear it’s zero degrees in Minnesota, freezing in the Northeast, and they all have snow…. um.. guess we’ll stay here.

After dinner we went for a drive and found Grapevine Canyon. THIS is where the petroglyphs are that we were looking for yesterday. An interpretive sign explains that this is sacred land to the Native American tribes and to treat it with respect.

Grapevine Canyon

Grapevine Canyon

It’s about a 1/4 mile easy walk to the entrance of the canyon. It’s not a groomed trail, just watch your step to avoid the cactus.

Grapevine Canyon

Grapevine Canyon

There are hundreds of petroglyphs in this canyon.

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A little further in there are wild grapevines, the namesake of this canyon. In the spring there is water here and wild grapes grow.

Grapevine Canyon

Grapevine Canyon

On the way out of the canyon we had a good view of the Colorado River Valley below.

Grapevine Canyon

Grapevine Canyon

Back at the RV park we get a colorful sunset to end our day. But that was about 4:30 or maybe 5:30 p.m.

Sunset in Laughlin

Sunset in Laughlin

We are right on the time zone line and my “smart”phone keeps switching back and forth between Pacific Time and Mountain Time so I can never really trust what time it is.

  • Gasoline:  none
  • Lodging:   $25
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