Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Casa Grande, AZ to Laughlin, NV

Where in the World are Keith and Kathy

Since our last blog from Casa Grande, Arizona, we have moved on to the Riverside Casino Campground in Laughlin, Nevada, by way of the Escapees North Ranch Co-op in Congress, AZ. Along the way we drove past breath-taking desert scenery. Among the most beautiful ( in our opinion ) are the Saguaro Cactus and the Joshua Tree.

Sauguaro Cacti Hillside

Joshua Tree Grove

We drove through Phoenix and passed many of the Spring Training Facilities of the Cactus League. More than a dozen major league baseball teams have their spring traing in the Phoenix ara.

Phoenix Skyline

Phoenix Bridge Decoration

We liked the Casa Grande area very much, so much so that we stayed too long and were forced to hurry through the delightful mountain scenery along US 93 in west central Arizona. We also regret spending only one night at North Ranch, which is an excellent facility with friendly people and breathtaking desert views. Keith was especially pleased that they let him change oil in the campsite; many campgrounds prohibit oil changing. There is a campground in Tok, Alaska which advertises a $200 fine and expulsion if caught changing oil on the premises.

Congress, AZ Sunrise

From Congress to Laughlin the landscape changed dramatically with more rock formations.

Lava Plugs

In Laughlin we stayed at the Riverside RV Campground. The campground in Bullhead, Az on the river seemed much more inviting. Next time we’ll stay there.
Kathy’s money regrets being left behind, lonely and forlorn, at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin. The Riverside dinner buffet also was disappointing at 2-1/2 COW’s. On the flip side, we enjoyed an excellent breakfast buffet at the Pioneer Casino; 3-1/2 COW’s. Unfortunately, Kathy left more money there.

Approaching Laughlin

Money Trap

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