All right ready:
We ll first off the battery in my camera was dead for the first 2 days, :( so there's not to many pics of them and if there are it's because I took them later.
June 8th, 2009
On our way we saw all this smoke on the freeway.
We wondered what was going on and was trying to get past it before the police and fire trucks came and blocked off the road but, to many people were interested and we were trapped for about 40 min. It ended up being a motor home that had caught on fire but nobody was hurt.
Well we stayed at the Avi and ended up getting there around 9pm-ish. It was about 15 min outside of Laughlin.
We settled into our room, #6224 and my parents were right next to us in #6222 which was really nice.
Then we rushed down to the food court for Subway and Panda. We ate our food and called it a night.
Some views from our room!
June 9th, 2009
The next day we had breakfast at the buffet, which for the price I thought was pretty good. It was so fun, we just sat and talked for a couple hours. And we played Keno, which is almost like Bingo except you pick your numbers before they start drawing and you want them to draw the numbers you already picked.
Anyway for the rest of the day we were just lazy. We sat around, napped, and went to the pool. Later that night we decided to head over to the Aquarius in Laughlin for Outback. After dinner we went for a walk on the river walk.
a few cats, and a skunk who was obviously ok with being around people because he'd get right up close to us. That freaked me out a little bit... I didn't get to close. Then on the way home we saw 2 bunnies (my mom ran over one *tear*), a mouse, and my dad saw a rattlesnake.
June 10th, 2009
My birthday. I turned 20 years old. :) I woke up to a birthday card from my mom! :) Then we had another buffet in the hotel and left for the outlet center in Laughlin :)
First we went to Dress Barn.
I love that place. The prices are about the same as a JC Penny but over 50% of there outfits are totally modest. It's called Dress Barn but they have everything. They also have really good sales. I got two dresses and they were both half off! :D SWEET! I also got some cute earrings for $7. If you spent more then a certain amount you got a free pair of sun glasses and my mom doubled that (she got some really cute stuff) so we both got free sun glasses! Thanks mom! :)
We also stopped at Bath and Body Works but... I didn't get anything!
Then we walked around a little bit.
After that we went and saw UP.
June 11, 2009
We drove into Laughlin and had the buffet at Harrahs.
On on our way!
Ha I went to take a pic but told them I wouldn't be able to see there faces because of the shadow so they were trying to lean back into the sun!
They had the best variety and great cooks.
After that we went back to the hotel,
napped for a little bit and then sat out by the pool for the rest of the day.
We sat right here and played cribbage. It was so nice to let our feet dangle in the water while we played. My dad and I were on a team and my mom and Jarom. My dad and I won. I got the highest hand you could get once (24 points) and almost got it again but ended up with only 20 or 18 points instead. It was sweet and my mom and Jarom were awesome sports! :) Then for our last night we did the buffet in th hotel again. It wasn't very good though. We should've just stuck to our breakfast buffet and our dinner at the food court. :)
June 12th, 2009
We woke up, packed, and headed back for Laughlin where we were gonna have our last buffet at the Riverside.
We could have driven into Laughlin but if you come in from Bullhead, AZ (right across the river) you can take a boat across and it drops you off right at the Riverside. It was free and took about 2 min so we went for the adventure. :)
Waiting for the boat
Waiting for the boat
On our way to the Riverside
The buffet there was really good and we got seats looking right over the river.
Then we got back in the car, drove past Davis Dam,and went home.
Our one other little adventure was on the last day when we were leaving. We found a pet in the bathroom!
It's a cricket and it was really gross but that wouldn't stop me from staying there again! I love the hotel and for $20 a night, it was amazing!!!! It was a great trip. Thank you so much mom and dad for giving me this birthday present, it was awesome!! Love you!