Thursday, November 21, 2019

Lunch With Friends in Laughlin and 20 Mule Team Canyon (Still Catching Up)

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Today we met friends, Jill and Rick and Trish and Pat at the Riverside Casino for lunch. The two couples drove over from Kingman. We had lunch at the Riverside Buffet which had a nice selection of food choices. The company and the conversation was what made it a great lunch it had nothing to do with the food. The one thing we all forgot to do was take a picture. I am thinking of getting a bracelet with the words "take a picture" printed on it and then maybe I would remember.

Trish does crafting and gifted Jill and I with a Christmas Decoration. How cute is this? I may just have to break my own rule about no Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving.

Thank you, Trish!

After lunch Jill and Rick headed back to Kingman. Trish and Pat said they were staying to take in the movie, Midway, which is exactly what Tom and I had planned for this afternoon. We chatted for a bit after the movie before they took off to run some errands before heading home. (Side note: we all agreed it was a excellent movie.) Tom and I ended up staying for a second movie, The Good Liar. Not as good as Midway but not disappointed we decided to go and see it. It was $5.00 Wednesday by the way so for $20 plus $13.25 for popcorn and pop we were able to watch two good movies.

All and all a very good Wednesday. We are hoping to see everyone again at the end of the week and hopefully this time we remember to take a picture.

Saturday, November 9. 2019 (catch up post)

Growing up there was the television show Death Valley Days (when I looked it up I was surprised to find out it ran from 1952-1970) It was on the radio in the 1930's and is one of the longest-running Western series. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley. (information found on internet)
We had seen the sign for 20 Mule Team Canyon so it was on our list for a "must see".
The brochure we have said: The hills, which form the canyon, are the eroding remnants of an ancient lake bed; they audibly expand and contract as the temperature changes. One of the first frame structures in Death Valley  which is now the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek was originally built here. Despite its name, the canyon was never visited by 20-mule team borax wagons. 

The following pictures are what we saw on our three mile ride through the canyon.

Honestly, I am not sure what we expected to see on this ride. It was a very short ride and the road is decent. Are we sorry we took the time to ride through, no. Would we take the time to do it again, no. Were we sad to find out no 20 mule team ever went through here, yes. It is part of our memories of our time spent at Death Valley National Park which is why it is included.

We are so glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Very nice to spend time with friends and one of yours is very crafty. What a lovely gift.
    Death Valley was before my time or maybe we just didn't get it where I lived because I don't recall it. Thanks for the tour though, it was enjoyable.

    Take care, be safe,

    1. You are right it is always nice to spend time with friends and the gift is lovely. Glad you liked the tour.

  2. Death Valley Days with Ronald Regan!! Sometimes it is better just to live on the memories of what they told you happened rather than find out it was not quite the way they portrayed it. Safe Travels.

  3. Nice to spend time visiting with your friends.
    Explorers didn't go places because they knew what was ahead they went because they didn't. Consider yourselves Explorers. Great Pictures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Thank you.
      Yes, it is always nice to spend time with friends.

  4. That is a very cute Christmas decoration. I love the view from the Riverside Buffet and what better way to enjoy lunch than catching up with old friends.

    1. It is cute.
      Being with friends was the best part of the lunch. We were by the windows and it is a great view,

  5. Break the rules!! I've had a few Christmas decorations up for two weeks now!!! LOL
    In the old days, none of those movies were "real", just nice representations of someone's imagination. Still, it's fun to explore the area.

    1. I just may...:)
      I still love all those movies from the old days when it was just about entertainment.

  6. To each his own, you are over 60 so are allowed to break a couple of new rules each year. That's MY rule! haha
    Cute decoration and very nice of Trish to do that.

    1. I like your rule...:)
      It was a very nice surprise to get the decoration.