Friday, October 31, 2014

Yellowstone and Geezer VII - Laughlin, NV

October 12 - Winslow to Laughlin, NV

Today our drive to Laughlin was less than three and a half hours so we were in no rush to leave.  I spent some time walking around the hotel and taking pictures before packing up and getting ready to go.  We were at  Harrah’s (where else?) in Laughlin before 1:00 and once again were happily surprised to see that we had been given a suite, this time on the top floor with a great view of the river.  This is the first time we have ever had a suite in Laughlin.

After getting settled we had some lunch and then spent the rest of the afternoon gambling (successfully I might add).  After our winning afternoon and considering the great room we had, we decided to stay another day.  We checked with the front desk and yes, our room was available so we were in.  Neither one of us was very hungry so we had a snack for dinner, did a little more gambling and called it a night.

We had a nice view of the river and a not so nice view of Bullhead City. 
Val had remarkable luck with one particular penny slot machine. 
Here she has just finished a bonus for $560 in the afternoon.
She went back that evening to the same machine and won a $373 bonus.

October 13 – Laughlin

We slept in and had a leisurely morning before getting out and joining the world.  Our plan today was to take the water taxi up the river to the start of the river walk and explore the different hotels and casinos that lined the river.  It was a beautiful day and not too hot (Laughlin can get VERY hot) which made the trip up the river very pleasant.  We made our way back along the river walk, which took the rest of the morning and early afternoon.   We ate an early lunch along the way as we hadn’t eaten breakfast so we were pretty hungry.  At the end of the river walk we caught the water taxi and made our way back to Harrah’s.  

After a bit of rest in the room we decided it was time for some more gambling.  Although Val continued to be lucky, I had a pretty bad time so I quit early.  Dining options were somewhat limited so we decided to try the buffet which turned out to be pretty good, I didn’t really expect much.

Val continued to do well gambling, but I went up early and called it a night.  Even though I didn’t do well tonight, I did end up the trip with a profit so I felt pretty good about that.  Tomorrow is our last day, although we hate for the trip to end we are looking forward to getting home.  We have done a lot of traveling in the last four months and are looking forward to staying home for a while.

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