Laughlin Nevada


In hopes of avoiding the crazy crowds (and prices) of Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas, I thought it might be fun to check out Laughlin, Nevada. Afterall, when all you are looking for is air-conditioned large spaces with flashy lights and all-you-can-eat buffets, one Nevada "resort" town is as good as any other, right?

As it turns out, Laughlin was a great place to pass a day (although any more than that and you would be pushing it). There was a pleasant path along the river that passed in and out of the casinos (which is a good thing because if you tried to walk the whole thing (a whopping half mile), you would prolly die of heat stroke). The highlight for us was probably the Colorado Belle (pictured above). It was a river boat themed casino that did a great job of giving you the impression of being on a river boat. I even felt on the edge of seasickness a few times.

To complete our tour of Laughlin, we did a few geocaches on both sides of river*. We also had lunch in a great little riverside park while watching the scads of ski-dooers ski-doo (on their ski-doos).

Yep, if you are looking for a cheap relaxing mini-vacation, give Laughlin a try. If you have any class or are looking for something fancy where your stories will hold your friends' and family's attention, you might want to keep looking. Case in point.
Wednesday September 5 2007File under: travel

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on Wed 05th Sep, 2007 09:47 pm PDT Emily said:
And I'm up to three states where I've geocached! Hey, I'm new. One cache in Arizona took the record for the highest temperature for my geocaching adventures-it was about 113. Yikes!
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on Fri 07th Sep, 2007 03:25 pm PDT Saxtor said:
So let me get this straight. You left Atrain to go to Las Vegas and eat a Paradise Burger, came BACK to Bham to sleep in a tree house and then returned to Nevada to ride the desert riverboat. Man, ScootScoot must be racking up the miles...
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on Fri 07th Sep, 2007 03:29 pm PDT cardboard said:
WOW! wren you coulda made a quick stop in a region where barley is grown and picked us up some locally made beer and brought it back to your local foods feast. That wouldnt be a violation of the rules would it? Damn good reason to travel to Las Vegas if you ask me.
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