Janet & Steve's Sunshine Tour 08 travel blog

Casino Boulevard is visible from our ridge on the opposite side of...

Lake Mojave was formed when the Colorado River was dammed up just...

Princess Cove is on Lake Mojave, north and east of Katherine's Landing

Oatman, Arizona is on US route 66.

Tourists visit Oatman to walk on Main Street and look at the...

Resident burros mingle with the tourists in hopes of carrot payoffs.

Definitely not a slow news day!

What do these ancient carvings signify?

Steve didn't see the "S" until he aimed the camera, but it...

Who said Steve was still in Montana?

Our campsite overlooks the Colorado River and the city of Laughlin, Nevada, a beautiful sight. We are up on a hill, and it is very pretty.

Coming from Hoover Dam, our first stop in Bullhead City was Davis Dam. It is closed to the public, and there are roadblocks from both directions, but Lake Mojave is a beautiful blue, and Katherine's Landing is quite a place, with a marina and campground and lots of picnic areas.

We're taking it easy, but we took a few side trips. One was to Oatman, Arizona, where people live and work, and it used to be a mining town. Miners had burros, whose descendants roam the streets begging for carrots. I kid you not, you can buy carrots on the street there for $1 a bag! There was a gunfight reenactment in the street, and we stopped traffic by standing across route 66 (the same one) and refusing to move. The actors wouldn't start the show until the road was blocked. It was fun. Our next trip was to Christmas Tree Pass, which stretches 15 miles from Route 95 to 163, and passes through Grapevine Trail, where Indians lived and worked many years ago. There is a spring there, and we actualy saw a squash plant, even though the spring was dry the day we visited.

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