Next, the WINs moved on to Katherine Landing, another great public campground on Lake Mead -- only $5 a night with a Golden Age Pass.
It had a nice marina, great views of the lake, and is located just north of Bullhead City, AZ, across the river from Laughlin, NV.
One morning we went on a short hike up Grapevine Canyon to find the petroglyphs. The canyon got its name from a huge patch of wild grapevines that grows there.
The petroglyphs are not hard to find -- they're everywhere!
We also found a gigantic tarantula.
These big horn sheep were very well preserved.
The petroglyphs are supposed to be 1000 years old, but some of them look newer. I thought this one looked like a Martian!
I also stumbled upon an isolated town where it seemed the local oddballs lived. This house had its own Boot Hill Cemetery.
Sounds like some real characters are buried here.
One night we made our own "Ice Cream in a Bag." In a small zip-lock bag, put 3/4 C milk or half & half, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Seal it tight, then put it in a 1 gallon zip-lock bag with ice cubes and 1/4 C rock salt.
Then kneed the bag for 5-10 minutes, and voila! You have ice cream.
We found some great country music at The Regency, a tiny casino in Laughlin with a microscopic dance floor. We had met Sundance, the singer, earlier in another casino.
I had the good fortune to share a blood drink and play some cards with some creepy new friends.
Then the next night we went back to hear Sundance again. He wrote a song that I just loved, which was a pretty big hit in Nashville, called "She's Sleeping Like a Baby." You can listen to it here.
Wow! I even got a dance with him! (And you know how I like cowboys!)