One of the Hudson cars that I was taking pictures of the other day. I think this could pass for an old picture if it wasn't for the modern cars in the background.
I'm thinking of having dinner at the Riverside casino buffet tonight because I have a half-price ticket they give you when you join their players club. Which I did because it gets you into some things free at the casino such as the car Museum.
There's no downside to joining the players club other than them having your mailing address so they can load you up with advertising, which doesn't bother me because my mail is screened and all the advertising is thrown out anyway. So I figure that being able to see the car Museum for free and getting a one time half-price meal at the buffet is worth it.
For serious gamblers there's all kinds of benefits for having a players card but most of those perks come with you losing lots of money in the casino. But for non-gamblers like me, I've been here over a week and have lost $10, I'll never play enough to get a benefit from the card. They sort of, but not really, require you to have a players card to boondock in the parking lot, but I didn't get one when I first got here and they had no trouble with me boondocking here.
My two-week stay here will technically be over on November the 12th so I've been giving it a little thought as to where my next move will be. Now I say technically because I'm still hearing that people stay here in the parking lot as long as they want. But I'm trying to hold to my self-imposed rule this winter to move at least every two weeks just so I don't get too comfortable in one spot and miss out on other interesting places I might see.
One of the places I'm looking at is an old Arizona ghost town called Oatman, that's only about 30 miles from here. It's actually more of a tourist town than a ghost town, but by calling it a ghost town it attracts more tourists than if they called it a tourist town.
Oatman also has the distinction of being one of the many towns on the famous route 66 which some people feel it necessary to say they've driven on. I myself have never felt it necessary to brag about driving on Route 66 after all it's just another road, but for the record, I've driven on Route 66 many times..... Not that it matters
I've read on the Internet that there are some boondocking areas just outside the town so I'm thinking of visiting the town and checking out the boondocking areas in my truck before I drag the Arctic Fox up there. So tomorrow I might drive up to Oatman and see what's going on.
If you're old enough, and know something about cars you will recognize this as a Continental kit. Looking at it now it's hard to believe that when I was a kid this was considered cool.
Interior of a Hudson. Back in the day this was considered a bit of a luxury interior, probably because it had a clock on the glovebox door
Hudsons could be a hot rod when I was young but they were way too heavy and clunky and there were much better cars to put your money into. This one was fixed up in modern times after the cool antique cars were too difficult and expensive to obtain.