Saturday, January 24, 2009

Laughlin

During our roadtrip, we drove through Laughlin, Nevada. Laughlin is about 90 minutes south of Las Vegas and is also a gambling town on a much smaller scale. Laughlin is unique because of its location next the mightly Colorado River as you see in this photo.
To read more about Lauglin's brief history, click here.


The bridge you see in the distance separates Arizona from Nevada. About 2000 cars cross it on a daily basis. If you don't have a car, there are also water taxis that take you across the stateline.
What confuses tourists is the timezone difference between the two states. Arizona is on Mountain Time and Nevada is on Pacific Time. By crossing the the river, the time changes by 1 hour. I don't know what happens when you straddle the stateline.


My dog Maverick can now officially say he set his paws on the Colorado.


- Karen

7 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

AAH Laughlin, the heat of Nevada. My ex sisterinlaw works at the Bella Casino, actually i don't remember the name of it but its the one boat one. We stayed in Laughlin for about 3 days. Got the royal treatment in the restaurant there as she works in one of the many restaurants there.Felt like a celebrity when everyone else was waiting in line to eat....

Adrian LaRoque said...
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Adrian LaRoque said...

An I thought that time travel was impossible! And sure that you are taking me on a trip. Places that I never been. Good shots here Karen!
The Colorado seems to be wonderful for kayaking?

RuneE said...

I like the way you let the road lead into the first picture. Gave it a lot of depth. I don't care much for gambling - it is dull, but that name sounds very Scottish to me. Is it?

secludedhabitat said...
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Stuart said...

AVCr8teur, Colorado looks great, and your fist photo looks kinda surreal, the wonderful river and grass just leading the way to the Casino. I like it.

This is the second blog post I have read today that makes me wish I was where the photo was taken rather than here.

haha. Stuart

roentarre said...

Beautiful landscape and I enjoy the scenery very much