The beginning of the trip was not very smooth and quite exhausting. The first flight got delayed a couple of hours which made us miss the connection flight and that connection was the last one for the night. Not wanting to spend extra money on a hotel room and there been almost no available rooms in Houston, TX, the family and I spent the night in the airport. And no, we hardly had any sleep and but when we did, we slept in the funkiest positions. The airport was so eerie and quiet at midnight, I felt like Tom Hank's character in "Terminal".
When we finally got to our first destination, Laughlin, NV, we all sighed a big breath of relief. Here is the first set of photos from my vacation to Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Houston airport at 2 am|
|Arizona's mountains (airplane view)|
|Finally on our way to Laughlin, NV (isn't he cute?!)|
|Hotel in Laugnlin, NV|
|Why does River Palms have a 13th floor? Isn't that unlucky?|
My uncle lives pretty much on the Nevada and Arizona state border so he took us on a wonderful tour of the surrounding area. We went to visit a little old mining town where people still live called Oatman, Arizona. Oatman, a former mining town which began a tent town and ocated in infamous Route 66, is a favorite tourist destination. There are cowboy shows, tons of cute shops, and wild roaming burros. You can read more about the town's history here and I suggest you do, it's fascinating! Here are some photos of my visit to Oatman.
|Oatman's tiny post office|
|Famous wild burros (donkeys)|
|He stared right into my soul|
|Olive Oatman (the namesake of the town)|
|Best ice cream!|
|Glory Hole (har har har)|
|Old fashion washing machine|
|Momma and baby burro|
Part two of the vacation photographs will be posted tomorrow