Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Burros, Petroglyphs and Laughlin

After leaving Tucson, and a couple of overnight stops, we ended up in Bullhead City, just across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada.  We camped at Davis Camp, a Mohave County Park, right on the river.  We had a beautiful view out our back window of the river and mountains for Bruce and a view out the door of the casinos in Laughlin for Cindy!  We didn't plan to stay here long, but we both ended up sick with a cold so at least we had beautiful scenery while we recovered.  We did manage to visit Laughlin, no big wins or losses, but we did have a delicious crab leg buffet dinner!

Not more than 50 yards from our campsite were ancient Native American petroglyphs.
                                                                                                                                                              
Towards the end of our stay, we both felt up to a drive to Oatman, Arizona.  This gold mining town was founded about 1906 with the gold boom over in 1942.  The miners left behind their burros, which they released into the surrounding hills.  Descendents of these same burros come into town each day where tourists feed them burro food and carrots.  The little ones come along with "Mom", they are so cute!






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