This week we spent 3 days and 2 nights in Laughlin, NV with side trips to Oatman, AZ and Joshua Tree National Park. We stayed at the Edgewater Hotel and Casino and Jim did some gambling; not successfully. Wednesday we drove the 35 miles to Oatman, AZ, an historic mining town with a population of burros, roaming the downtown. It is very quaint and fun to visit, but filled with tourists, of course.
Then, on our way home from Nevada, we did a longer route in order to drive through Joshua Tree. We have visited there many times and our daughter, Jina, loved climbing on the Jumbo Rocks. Then for a couple of years, she and her husband lived nearby at Twenty-nine Palms, while he was stationed at the Marine Base. Our grandson, now 22 years old was born at the base. We visited with them at the Park, many times. It is a beautiful desert park. We recommend taking the time to leave the freeway and visit.