Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!  Our entire city seems to be in the Christmas spirit as seen above (not our car, we just drove by it and I needed to take a photo)!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

South Strip Walk

It's Christmas in Vegas, there are cowboys everywhere (National Finals Rodeo is this week), and the Strip is dressed up for the holidays--it was the perfect day for an 11k South Strip volksmarch!








Saturday, December 2, 2017

Oatman, AZ

We headed over to Oatman today to see if the stories about the old western town with all of the roaming donkeys was actually real.  Turns out it is!  Oatman is a very small, very old, desert town which is now a very popular tourist attraction.

...park in the first parking lot on the right that you see when you come into town, street parking is packed with tourists...  


...be sure to read about Olive Oatman, it's an interesting story...


...the hotel was interesting (and really old!)...


...there were donkeys everywhere...


...and of course they made traffic wait until like they felt like moving to the side of the street...


...the hotel also has an interesting history....


...and this bar attached to the hotel has hundreds and hundreds of dollar bills stuck to everything (ceiling, walls, etc)...


...we got to watch a wild west gun fight in progress...


...and people come out and decorate the road leading into Oatman (for literally miles and miles) for the holidays!



Laughlin Labyrinths

The main reason I wanted to stop by Laughlin on our trek to Oatman today was to find the labyrinths.  There have been rumors about these labyrinths but we had never seen them (fortunately Google maps will now take you right to them).  Someone has put in A LOT of work on these!  When you see the purple sign off to the side of the road you will know you have found the place.







Laughlin, NV

Today we headed through Laughlin on our trip to Oatman.  Laughlin is the perfect day trip from Vegas because it is a cute little town, it is right on the Colorado River, and it is only about 90 miles from Las Vegas.  Today was the first time I had ever see sheep grazing on the outskirts of town (?!?).  Someone said the sheep were overwintered in Laughlin but it was still a pretty shocking sight!  And of course we made our usual stop at In N Out.






Big Bend of the Colorado State Park

On our trip through Laughlin today we stopped by the Big Bend of the Colorado State Park to get our state parks books stamped (if we visit all of the parks we will get a free annual pass for the following year!).  The weather was perfect--about 75 degrees and sunny--yet no one was at the park which was kind of weird.  Anyway, it was really pretty as always...