Big Bend of the Colorado SP
I'm surprised the strong winds didn't blow everything off of it.
The sun was going down just as we pulled in to the campground. The Big Bend of the Colorado State Park is a very nice, small and clean park. Maybe 25 sites. All have full hookups. It was full when we arrived but they have a small lot that you can dry camp on while waiting for a spot to open in the morning. They told us that usually a few spots open each day. This park is entirely First Come, First Serve. I think all Nevada state parks are set up this way. I prefer it when you can reserve a spot in at least 1/2 the sites. We could spend $30 a night for full hookups or we could buy the Nevada State Parks Pass which gets us free entry to all parks and free camping (dry camping). If you want hookups, it's $10 a night. We figured since we'd be here at least a week and staying at another state park later on that it would be cheaper to get the pass for $200. It's good for a full year so when we come back to Arizona next January we'll drive through Nevada instead of California so that we can use it some more.
It was a bit overcast about 1/2 the time we were here and sometimes windy and chilly.
The view of the mountains across from the park. They were pinkish-grayish beige.
The river was running too fast for us to put the kayak in so that was disappointing.
|Jo and Craig|
The wind was calm that night so we had a great time around the fire catching up. Then I got another text. This time from Steve and Dianne. They are heading back up to Canada and were thinking of spending a few days where we were. GREAT! The more the merrier! We had last spent time with them in Quartzsite in January so it will be nice to see them again. Next time we'll be together will be back in Quartzsite next January.
|Craig, Steve, Me, Al, Ingrid, Steve, Dianne and Jo. Thanks for the picture Steve & Dianne!|
Back in Lake Havasu City we had so much fun with Al and Ingrid that we wanted to meet up again when we got to Laughlin. Well tonight is as good as any, so the 8 of us had dinner at Bubba Gumps in Laughlin. It was so nice of Al and Ingrid to make the hour and a half drive to get here.
Al and Ingrid having a little fun sharing theirs.
They had a long drive back so the rest of us continued our stroll along the river. Thanks for coming!
A little more walking to burn off all that eating. We made our way back over to the Colorado Belle to do a little gambling. Since it was St. Patrick's Day there was a lot of green being worn and lively festivities.
We had wanted to try out the Pints Brewery but it had a very long line. So off to play some slots.
Craig was keeping an eye on the Craps table and I made my small donation as usual.
Steve got a few small wins but in the end we all went back with empty pockets and full tummies.
We just love it when we get to spend time with friends, especially when it's unplanned.
Tomorrow we spend the day in Oatman, just over the Arizona border. None of us has been there before.