Car manufacturers took great pride in their hood ornaments back in the day. But I guess they were rather painful for any pedestrians you bumped into.
There’s a car museum in the Riverside casino that I like to visit while I’m here. It’s kind of a small museum but it has some interesting things in it and more importantly, it’s free.
The problem it has is that the room is kind of small for the amount of cars that they put in it. which is no big deal in most cases but it means that the cars are side-by-side so you can’t walk around them and you have to stay within a roped off walkway so it’s difficult to get a decent picture of a car without getting four other cars in the shot.
Since I’ve been to this museum several times before and have always been disappointed with the pictures I ended up with this time I decided I would try something different. Instead of trying to take a picture of the entire car I decided I would just focus in on a small part of the car, or maybe just one piece of the car and see if I could get some pictures that were interesting instead of pictures that showed what the whole car looked like.
I don’t know if the pictures are interesting or not, but I know it was more fun for me getting the pictures and taking the time to see the details of the car and the workmanship that went into making cars back in the day.
Old Harley-Davidson knucklehead engine. I was rather fond of the Panheads myself
The Riverside casino, the casino that's nice enough to let me boondock in their parking lot for as long as I want.
The weather guessers were right about the wind today, the wind woke me up this morning rocking the trailer a little bit, not enough to bother putting down the rear jacks but just enough to let me know it was going to be a problem keeping my hat on.
I'm thinking of changing my Verizon cell phone plan. Verizon brought out a new unlimited plan which appears to be better than what I have now, and even looks like it's cheaper than what I'm paying at the moment. The unlimited part of the plan I have now is how much Internet data my phone can use, but that's not very important to me. Because most of my Internet usage is by my laptop.
The most important thing to me on my phone plan is how much Hotspot data I get, which is how much Internet data do I get while using my phone to broadcast Internet to my laptop. Right now I have 15 gigs of Hotspot data and the new plan has 20 gigs.
At least I think that's what it says. These phone companies often make their plans sound really simple to understand, but if you read all the way down to the bottom of the page with the fine print is, and then read past that to where the really fine print is, and then continue reading to where your electron scanning microscope can barely make it out. That's where you'll find out what you're actually paying .
So I have found it best to go to the Verizon store, wait in line for three hours and talk to someone personally, because they have to explain to you what the plan actually says especially if you ask them specific questions about the parts that are of the most interest to you. And since there's a Verizon store just a few miles from me on the other side of the Colorado river in Bullhead city I'll probably mosey on over there whenever I feel energetic.
I had a peaceful night sleeping in the parking lot of the Riverside casino which is kind of amazing considering that I'm only about 100 feet from "The Strip". You would think in a gaming town "The Strip" would be noisy all night with an unending flow of traffic. But since the average age of the gambling crowd in Laughlin is only a few months shy of prehistoric they seem to go to bed pretty early, often at the blackjack table their sitting at. So by 10 o'clock last night everything was pretty dead, including some of the gamblers.
This is a leftover picture of my neighbor at the state Park I stayed at the other night. I never know what to do with my left over pictures they seem so meaningless once I've moved on.
This is a picture of the Riverside’s very nice RV Park across the street from where I’m at. The picture is a little funky because I took it through the casino window.
A casino water taxi that will pick you up on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, where there are some very large parking lots, and bring you over to the Nevada side dropping you off right at the casino door.
I drove all the way to Laughlin Nevada today which is about 240 miles and is substantially over my self-imposed limit of daily driving. Checking the weather report last night it was predicted to have high winds for the next three days in the area I would be driving so I figured I'd better get settled into a casino parking lot before all that hit the fan.
So now with the blessings of the Riverside resort hotel and casino I'm currently boondocked in the parking lot and enjoying the 80° temperatures which are predicted for at least the next week. Security told me that they have an official two-week stay limit, but if you don't cause any trouble you can stay as long as you want, that's the kind of rules I like.
I know 80° may sound warm to some folks, but it feels really good to me and night times are supposed to be in the low 60s which is good sleeping weather. And remember this is a desert so the humidity is very low.
I have officially given up on the wireless cameras, neither one of them was of any help at all the entire day, they simply don't have a picture on long enough to be of any use at all. As much as I hate to admit defeat these cameras have defeated me. So I'll be ordering some wired cameras as soon as I get settled down somewhere.
the famous thumbs-up rock formation that greets you just before you get to Laughlin Nevada. I don't think it could be more perfect if someone carved it that way.
the Arctic Fox happily ensconced at the Riverside resort parking lot, for an indeterminate length of time.