Thursday, November 8, 2012

River Walkin' ~ Phone Stalkin' ~ Duck Gawkin' Fools

So, I was up all night tossing and turning over this stupid phone call. I wouldn't be so stressed out about it if I knew our phone was going to still be on for the next week or so, but it's supposed to be shut off either today or tomorrow because we are switching phone the stress remains. I woke up this morning at 6:30 to start with my phone stalking once again, we are three hours behind the company I am trying to get in touch with.

[caption id="attachment_2395" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Impatiently waiting[/caption]

I was finally able to leave a message on the full voicemail from yesterday, I guess they clean it out the next morning, anyway ya slice it, I got my message in, so now... I wait...again. I laid in bed until my sleepy babies got up and we all went out for a walk around town. We walked down the sidewalk and across the street to the backlot of the Tropicana. We found that they had self-contained parking back there, you have to get a pass from security (I'm sure that means running your ID and all of that) but it was free parking on asphalt for 14 days. I thought it was pretty nifty. We also saw one of the coolest 5th wheels/pull behind I've ever seen.

[caption id="attachment_2396" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Free 14 day parking[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2397" align="aligncenter" width="300"] We'll take it![/caption]

I wish all cities were as RV friendly as Laughlin is, but I guess that's where the 'adventure' comes in...right!? We walked around the Tropicana, relieving the Bug and sipping on our coffee. We found the pool...totally empty of people but it is November!

[caption id="attachment_2399" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wanna go for a dip?[/caption]

We walked back to Joon to put Nana in her crate, it was pretty overcast with a nice little breeze so we figured it was the perfect day to see the inside of the casino's, take our time and enjoy the time we have without baby.

We are still leaking oil, not enough to be a huge problem but enough to be a bit of a concern. We'll just have to go buy some and keep it on us...just in case.

[caption id="attachment_2401" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The cutest mechanic everrrr[/caption]

Yesterday while I was geeking out over the phone call, J' had taken a walk over to the Golden Nugget to stretch his legs and strolled around inside, he wanted me to see it so we walked on over to have a looksie.

[caption id="attachment_2402" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I want a golden goose to lay golden eggs for Easter~ Veruca Salt[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2403" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Am I in Hawaii? haha[/caption]

We hit the potties in the Golden Nugget, nothing else to really see here so we moved down the line to the Pioneer. The Pioneer seems a bit older of a casino, almost looks like it was the first one on the river but maybe it was just the old western style decor...?

[caption id="attachment_2404" align="aligncenter" width="300"] If the boot must be a giant![/caption]

As soon as we walked in, we saw doors that went out to the Riverwalk so we just walked on through to the outside. I don't know whether it's the time of year, the time of day or that it's super overcast today, but no one was out...seemed like we were the only ones walking around.

[caption id="attachment_2421" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Monkey see, Monkey do[/caption]

We walked down as far as we could go, the Riverwalk is closed off at certain parts, for what...I don't know. On the opposite side of the Riverwalk there was a team of people setting up stages, lights and a sound system for the Veterans Day festivities that are starting tomorrow. As we were walking, J' said look 'black ducks', we walked down a ramp to have a closer look. I was super stoked because I had just seen these 'ducks' in one of my girlfriends' blogs and thought they were so beautiful... now we're seeing them!!

We were talking about how cool they were and I was snapping pics left and right and this guy walked up and started telling us alllll about them. They are actually called Coots or Mud Hens as the locals call them, they migrate here for the Winter. It was a very educational 2 minutes, then just as he came, he disappeared...well, that was neat, thank you Mr. 411! I counted 48 all together...oh and I love their little white beaks.

[caption id="attachment_2408" align="aligncenter" width="300"] They actually run across the water![/caption]

We started walking back to Joon and on our way back I smelled just about every single flower on the path! I even made J' smell a few, they smelled like candy!!

[caption id="attachment_2410" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Always stopping to smell the flowers![/caption]

Thought I'd try the phone call again while J' was chit chatting with a boat tour guide guy...

[caption id="attachment_2411" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Grrrrr....[/caption]

Trying to not let it get to me as much as it did yesterday....but still pretty aggravated no one is calling me back OR picking up the damn phone.

We walk.

We walked back to the van and just hung out the rest of the day. We played the guitar a little bit too, J' has decided he is going to learn right along with it's much more fun. Maybe it's a little bit of that competitive streak I have in me just pushes me to practice a little more than I have's a good thing! I think where we are staying is a pretty good spot, we know we're not going to get hassled due to The Pioneer actually advertising their dry camping. We were wondering why everyone looked like they were at a camp site, they have tables and chairs sitting outside of their campers/RV' we know why!

It has turned into a beautiful night, let's hope the weather stays nice and we don't get hit by any big storms or anything. I hope you have a wonderful evening...we will catch ya on the flip side yo'!

[caption id="attachment_2414" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Goodnight![/caption]


(128 ) 'Black ducks' aka Coots by Ayevangabond

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