Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Laughlin, NV

Friday July 24, 1992

We're up at 7 a.m. and by 10:30 we're on our way to Laughlin, NV. We have lunch early in Acton. It's really hot when we arrive in Laughlin about 4:30. We rest in our room for a while. Then we go down to gamble and wait for our square dance friends, Dick & Gayle, Larry & Pam, and Leah & Jim. they finally arrive about 7 p.m.

We all go to dinner at the buffet where we're staying at the Flamingo Hilton. It's just OK. Afterward we go to Colorado Belle to gamble awhile. We go to bed about 10:30-11 p.m.

Laughlin is located on the Colorado River just below Davis Dam and Lake Mojave. Because the water is coming from the bottom of the lake, it is freezing cold and not an option for cooling off from the 120 degree temperatures common in the Mojave Desert. I have only been there one time, and I remember it burned my feet right through the soles of my tennis shoes to walk across the parking lot of the casino. Also it hurt my lungs to take a breath.

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