Thursday, April 30, 2009

Laughlin River Run 2009

...This year we enjoyed Laughlin with a more relaxed attitude. It helped that attendance appeared to be down. It was easy to find a parking space. We spent more time eating and drinking with friends. We shopped less and spent more time walking along the river.
...No 400 mile side trips this year. We took one side trip to the Hualapai Mountain Resort in the mountains above Kingman, for a great steak dinner. Hualapai Mountain Resort is high enough in the mountains that it is much cooler than Laughlin.
...We also took the short jaunt to Oatman and on to Kingman via old Route 66. I'll have photos of Oatman later.

...The Police seemed frustrated by the decreased attendance and accompanying lack of stuff to do. They were decidedly unfriendly. I noticed that if one Officer made a stop, at least five or more other Officers arrived, a sure sign of nothing happening.

We were noticing a shortage of shovel heads, so we started looking, this was the only one I saw.

...I bought a Windvest windshield while doing my shopping. I had it shipped home because I'm still not sure if I want a 4" or 6" windshield. The Windvest people were very nice and said that I could return it as long as it was in "as new" condition.

...I go to the Laughlin River Run every year because it is at just the right time of year. Winter is just about over but the weather is still iffy. By the time Laughlin arrives, I have been cooped up all winter and am ready for a road trip. Laughlin is the perfect start for the riding season.

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