|On Route 66 to Oatman, AZ.|
Oatman is a former mining town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Located at an elevation of 2,710 feet (830 m), it began as a tent camp soon after two prospectors struck a $10 million gold find in 1915, though the area had been already settled for a number of years. Oatman's population grew to more than 3,500 in the course of a year.
|Love this restored stage coach. Can't imagine riding for days on end - in the desert - in one of these.|
|We arrived on time for the gun slingers show.|
|And these burrows did not disappoint either.|
|We were surprised - pleasantly so - by the large volume of tourists.|
|From Oatman, we headed further north on old Route 66 towards Kingman.|
|This is the only restaurant on the route. It's a beautiful setting in the rocky mountainous area north of Oatman.|
|Monday's ride was to Golden Shores and west towards Fort Mojave.|
|The beach, along the Colorado River, in front of the AVI Casino.|
|Laughlin, Nev. as seen from the west side looking east.|
|Colorado Belle Casino.|
|Bullhead City, AZ is seen on the other side of the river.|
With the daylight fading, we got ready to BarBQ our dinner...while enjoying the setting sun.
|A sign on a store in Oatman, AZ. Look out! ....and I didn't dare enter the premises!|