Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 2 – Bullhead City–July 1


This morning we took a quick ride to Laughlin Nevada which is just across the Colorado River. We drove up and town Casino Drive to see if there were any interesting buffets be advertised. There were none and it was way too hot get out and walk around. So no pictures were taken either of Bullhead City or Laughlin. Maybe tomorrow.

In the afternoon temperature at the RV Park was 113 F. The temperature in the coach rose to 96 F and the refrigerator is struggling with a current temperature of 52 F. We will have to reconsider staying here to July 5th.

Here is a little background on Laughlin:

Laughlin was founded by Don Laughlin, an Owatonna, Minnesota, native who purchased the southern tip of Nevada in 1964 (informally called South Pointe). Don opened what would become the Riverside Resort, offering all-you-can-eat chicken dinners for 98 cents, 12 slot machines and two live gaming tables, plus eight motel rooms. Don wanted to call the community Riverside or Casino but the post office opted for Laughlin instead.

Today many casinos line the Colorado River are linked by a pedestrian thoroughfare known as the Riverwalk.

Even through the Bullhead City / Laughlin area has some of the highest summer time temperatures in the U.S., 100 F to 126 F, the area is a popular summer destination due to being located on the river which provides outdoor water family actives along with the casinos.

The winter seasons brings the American / Canadian snowbird RV population.  

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