Monday, December 03, 2007
We spent the night last night at Bullhead City, which is just across the river from Laughlin, Nevada, where none of the hotels would allow dogs. We'd never been there before. Laughlin is in Nevada, and Bullhead City is in Arizona, so the gambling factor makes the two sides of the narrow river very different. This casino looks gorgeous from a distance, but in my experience all casinos look about the same inside. Laughlin is where London Bridge was relocated, but we didn't see it.
Wish I'd had a camera to take pictures along the way as there were many great sites between Placerville Colorado, Santa Fe, and Northridge .
We just managed to stay ahead of a blizzard on our drive to Santa Fe. Had a number of bad meals in Santa Fe, and it wasn't a great time because the hotel was so fussy about dogs in the room, so I spent a lot of time in a small decorated hotel room reading tourist information on the city. The gift basket was quite nice, (although I mistakenly took a bite out of a goat milk soap that was in a tiny wax envelope marked "coconut"), and it's clear that there's a subculture of gypsy style filmmakers who make movies that no one ever sees except at film festivals. They travel from one festival to the next, hoovering cheese plates and celery and passing out promotional materials, eager very eager to network with someone who can help them make the next one.
Santa Fe has more than 250 art galleries. .. I saw the windows of many of them while walking Molly around. Any one else want to offer an impression so I don't just bitch on about a place I was only in for 48 hours? It had changed a lot since my two visits 20 plus years ago.
This morning I saw a nutty lawn ornament set in front of a permanent trailer in Bullhead City. They'd taken used tires, painted them white, then cut them to make SWANS! with rippling wings, eyelashes and slightly crossed eyes. These are the things that only a camera can properly document.