February 28, 2014

Crystal Gayle performed at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin last night to a sold out crowd.  998 people crowded into the showroom to hear her sing her famous songs, as well as those of other performers.
She's still a beautiful lady with a great voice and her hair is so long now it touches the floor. It was below her bottom last time I saw her in the mid 90's. 

Loretta Lynn is her sister and Crystal used to sing back up for her, something I never knew before.
Now h
er other sister Peggy Sue travels with Crystal and sings back up for her.
Here is Crystal and Peggy singing together.
We really enjoyed the show, but my pictures didn't turn out so thanks to the internet, I have a couple of photos to post.

February 19, 2014

Friends Ann and Bob Bjornson from West Kelowna, B.C. were here visiting for a couple of days. They've been travelling around Arizona for the past few weeks visiting friends and family, and are now slowly heading back home.

We enjoyed their company, hung out in Laughlin, had a few drinks and alot of laughs. 

February 15, 2014

When we were here two years ago this Pedestrian Bridge wasn't here, but this year it is complete. This bridge spans the highway (SR 163) and is one of the main entryways to the Laughlin Greenway Trail which leads to the Davis Dam. 

There a number of trails leading to the dam, all nicely paved. The one we walked was the Riverwalk Trail, which is 2 miles long. All along the trail are day use areas. 

I have to admit that I didn't walk all the way to the dam, but Michel did, so he snapped a few photos. I sat on a bench in a shady area to wait for him to return, then we walked back to the Ped Bridge. 

This is a photo of the USS Riverside. This tour boat takes groups up and down the Colorado River on narrated excursions detailing the many features of the area.  In the background is one of the camp grounds located at the Davis Dam Park. 

February 10, 2014

Here are a couple of familiar faces.
My cousin Darlene and her husband Ed Cyre flew into Las Vegas last week to spent a few days with us here in Bullhead City. It was great to have them here, and tho they didn't stay with us in the motorhome they were close and we managed to have a few laughs and a great visit. On Monday we stopped for lunch (and a beer of course) at a Mexican Restaurant before we carried on to Oatman. CHEERS!
Oatman is an old ghost town on Route 66. From the 1900's to to the late 1940's Oatman was the largest producer of gold in Arizona. The population back then was 4000, and now this town supports a little over 100 people. 

Though Oatman is only a shadow of it’s former self, it is worth a visit to this lively ghost town that provides a number of historic buildings, burros walking the streets, and costumed gunfighters performing a bank robbery, shoot-out on the street.

The Drulin Hotel was built in 1902 and is still in operation today
This old hotel is now called the Oatman Hotel and people have come from all over to have a pint and staple/tape their ''autographed' dollar bills on the ceiling and walls. The bartender there told us that they estimated there was over $100,000. 

Pretty expensive wallpaper!!

Tuesday we spent the afternoon in Laughlin, where Darlene and I enjoyed a session of Bingo - no wins I'm sorry to report, but we did have fun. The guys took in the Antique Car Show, which is on-going at the Riverside Casino  - 

Then we went to the show - popcorn for dinner - yummmmm.

Wednesday we were off to Lake Havasu City, home to
London Bridge which crosses a 930 ft (280 m) long man-made canal that leads from Lake Havasu (on the Colorado River) to Thompson Bay. The US paid $2.5 million to the City of London when the bridge was replaced in 1968. The bridge was disassembled, and the marked stones were shipped to Lake Havasu City and reassembled for another US $7 million. It opened on October 5, 1971
On our way home from Lake Havasu, we stopped to have dinner at Pirates Cove Bar and Marina.

Thursday we did a little shopping then took in the 2 for 1 Buffet at the Avi Casino. There is certainly no shortage of places to eat around here. I only cooked a few meals.
The week went by so fast and it was sad to see them leave, especially because they were heading back to the cold and snow, and although the week was colder here than normal even the coldest day here is better than the weather at home!

That's it for now - thanks for reading!!