Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bullhead City and Oatman

After spending a few days at Pahrump, we returned to the Las Vegas area intending to see the Nellis AFB air show.  We stayed one day in the Lake Mead national recreation area near Government Wash.  Although quiet and isolated, we changed our mind and made reservation for a week at the Ridgeview RPI park at Bullhead City, Arizona.  We refueled at the Costco in Las Vegas and arrived at Bullhead City on November 14th.
Boondock near Lake Mead

We stayed at Ridgeview during our 2017 snowbird trip.  The park is near the Bullhead City airport and overlooks the many casinos on the Nevada side of the Colorado River.

The historic village of Oatman is only 14 miles away on the original route 66.

We visited Oatman for one afternoon to enjoy the tourist shops and the many feral donkeys that roam the town's streets.  Although picturesque, the streets reek of donkey dung.

The town, once a gold mining center, is now devoted only to tourism. The donkeys will beg for food if they see you carrying any sort of bag.

After a week's stay we'll next head south for Thanksgiving with the Escapees Boomers group.