Heya from Bullhead City, AZ/Laughlin, NV

21 02 2007

This has been an interesting trip. My first trip to an office, especially to a city that I have never visited before, is always interesting. Flew into Las Vegas on Tuesday and drove down to Bullhead City. The airport in Vegas is ridiculous. I was here about a year ago for a conference, and it was really crowded then, but really, it’s BAD. Way too many people, way too many cars!! What a pain.

Anywho, the drive down was nice. It’s definitely a different landscape. SO brown, and more mountains that I expected. It reminded me of Eastern Washington, and Phoenix, too. 

Ever been to this area? Bullhead City is not exactly a thriving metropolis! If you’ve never been here, these two cities are across the Colorado River from each other. Laughlin is like a little Las Vegas, with pretty big hotel/casinos lining the riverbank. A couple of them must be like 25 stories or more. You just don’t expect that out here in the middle of the desert! Probably kind of like when Vegas was a “baby”?

The majority of the folks here are snowbirds. I haven’t seen one child/teenager/young person since I got here! On the street behind all the casinos, the far side is all RV parking. I’ll have to snap some pics before I leave. It has a certain unique character. Not exactly dazzling or anything. Gotta wonder what attracts people to move here. Perhaps there are other areas with more redeeming qualities that I just haven’t seen yet. 😉

The office I’m working in is new, and the folks are very nice. Kinda stiff, but they’re warming up to me. (How could you not? I’m such a goofball!)






One response

13 03 2007

Hey Betsy. I’m in your new knitting group and thought I’d check out your blog.

I grew up a few hours away from Bullhead, and yeah, it isn’t a big city like SA! The first time I went to Laughlin was back in high school and they had only 3 hotels! Talk about progress.

I hope you can make it to the group tonight, as I might actually be there.

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