Sunday, April 05, 2009

Staying at the Riverside RV Resort

The view from my Prevost window changes often with each mile traveled as our Grand Tour of the US and Canada continues. Sometimes, I marvel at the view of snow-capped mountains, towering evergreen forests, full moons over the desert, or fields of colorful spring wildflowers.

In Laughlin, Nevada where we stayed for 14-days, the view from our coach “Dolly’s Pride” gave us a view we rarely experienced on our journey. From a high desert plateau, our coach overlooked Casino Drive lined with nine towering casino resorts on the bank of the Colorado River. Each night as the sun faded over the desert, the casinos illuminated the skyline. We could see the neon blue of the Aquarius Casino, the white spotlights on the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, and the green glow of the Tropicana Express. Twinkle lights outlined the riverboat shape of the Steamship Colorado Belle. What a terrific view of the town!

When Ed and I first checked in to Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort – RV Park, we paid for seven-days on site #486. Then, we reserved seven more because we were enjoying the hospitality of Laughlin, the abundant activities in town, and the convenient access to stores like Home Depot and Sam’s Club across the river in Bullhead City, Arizona.

In the Park, I appreciated the ample lot size with space enough for the coach, our car, tow dolly, and lawn chairs without feeling like I was crowded on top of a neighboring RV. (Note: Many sites in other sections of the park were smaller.) A constant wind kept the coach cool even with the sunny skies and daytime temperatures reaching the 80’s. And, as close as we were to the lively gaming town, the park was surprisingly quiet.

This RV Park can accommodate up to 740 RVs with full hook-up, yet I never felt it was overcrowded. The layout of the park with multi-levels, willow like trees, and a scattering of pots full of colorful pansies gave the park an attractive appearance. A free bus shuttled people day and night to the Riverside Casino. Though I used the bus a few times, the abundance of free or valet parking at all the casinos on Casino Drive made it easy to take our Toyota out for an evening. For RVers needing showers and laundry facilities, the RV Park had an abundance of these amenities on the premises. While staying at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort – RV Park, we had all we needed and more, especially a beautiful view!

March 20 – April 3, 2009

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort – RV Park


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