Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Not that many years ago Laughlin Nevada was an eight room cheesy motel for guys who liked to fish. Don Laughlin changed all that with a vision and a lot of cattle money.
The Colorado Belle was the fourth casino on the river (you may correct me if that isn't the case). Used to smuggle the dog into the hotel in a beach bag. Pushed my kids around the casino floor when they was babies. The stroller made a good stash for the wine. There was no drinkable wine in those days except at Don Laughlin's Riverside Casino and it was pricey.
UPDATE: I suppose I should have mentioned that I took the picture from one of the below-mentioned water taxis. That won't make any diff to the email subscribers because they won't see the update.
In the day, every casino ran a water taxi. They were free, the object de jour being to escort your wallet to their casino in hopes you might drop some twenties. That's all changed, it costs as much to ride the water taxis as the real ones. Sigh. The kids hadn't done that before and it was a hot summer night. Money well spent. We walked back to the former Flamingo Hilton on the river walk. This would be the Paris Hilton of the Hilton chain, a flamboyant twenty story pink glass cheeseball hotel with paper thin walls. All show and no substance. Except they sold it to the outfit that runs the Stratosphere in Lost Wages.
A lot of bloggers have Amazon wish lists or tip jars. I don't have either, but I'd sure like somebody to buy me an antique slot machine. All mechanical. Any of these will do. Thankee.
Stratosphere slide show here.
Tip of the glass to Charlie for the slide show.