Day 4

breakfast Harrah’s Laughlin go
Great breakfast buffet — fuels us up for another adventure-filled big day. We also tour this oasis in the desert. They have actually set up a sandy beach front for sun bathers.

  73 miles /118 km

11 am drive to remote El Dorado Valley Nelson, Nevada go to experience the Old West + ATV’ing
Awesome Adventures go takes us on an ATV tour up and around trails that were originally used by only big horn sheep and burro driven ore carts. Extreme mountain terrain, towering rock formations, forests of cholla cactus are the backdrops to this incredible scenic tour. Very safe, all gear provided by experienced staff. Best views at the high points.

Here, less than an hour from Las Vegas, we are back in the 1800′s. Reminders of a earlier time –  original century old buildings, tools, furniture – all around us.

Also here – the Techatticup Gold Mine, once the largest producing Gold Mine in southern Nevada and site for many movies. We tour the mine, view the gold bearing veins, and follow them to a 900 foot deep shaft created by the miners following the veins. Amazing to see the primitive tools and conditions these hardy miners endured chiseling their way through the rock by candlelight. It was a wild lawless time rife with notorious claimjumpers, fueds, criminals and murderers.

4 pm Drive back to Las Vegas to catch our breath, see some neon and party a little before tomorrow’s continuation of our incredible adventures out of Vegas.

stay Green Valley Ranch Hotel Casino go
We dine in the excellent hotel restaurant and manage to win 12 cents in the casino.

Tricia sees it this way

 

Day 4 photos
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