Saturday, April 21, 2012

4/21/12–Congress, AZ to Laughlin, NV

The temperatures were predicted to be in the low 100’s in Laughlin today, so we wanted to get an early start.  We were on the road at about 8:00am this morning.  We drove through an area with numerous Joshua trees.


If you were to blink, you most likely would miss Nothing, Arizona.


In this photo we’re approaching Kingman, AZ where we stopped at the Flying J for fuel.  As luck would have it, we pulled into the shortest waiting line and waited and waited.  We moved to another fuel lane, took on our fuel and left before the truck ahead of us in the other lane.  It must have been one of the courteous drivers who had fueled up, then went into the building for a meal and a shower without thinking of other drivers needing diesel.  Our next stop was the Walmart where we picked up some additional groceries.


Just outside of Kingman, we turned onto Hwy 68 to Laughlin.  The last 11 miles into town are on a 6% grade, so it’s a slow trip the last few miles, but scenic.



And there’s Laughlin down in the valley.


We arrived at the Riverside Resort’s RV Park and are parked at the top of the bluff, where we chose to drive in forward for a few of the river and casinos.  We didn’t waste any time getting the air conditioners going.  After lunch and getting rested up for awhile, we went to the Edgewater where I won $1.  From there, we drove to visit Ken’s cousin Verna and her husband Art.  We visited for a few hours and had pizza delivered before heading back to the RV for the night.  We made plans to see them again Sunday afternoon and evening.

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