Our trip includes California, Nevada and Mexico

We left Ottawa Jan 11th on our vacation, driving to Syracuse,New York the first night and then onto Leesburg to visit with friends for two days. We were extremely fortunate to miss several storms with lots of snow. Roads were excellent and once we got past Scranton, there was no more snow!!!!

Since it was a Sun morning there was actually no traffic crossing the Bridge at Thousand Islands, New York, in fact we were the only car in line at 9:30 in the morning and we were across the border in no time at all. We were only asked 4 questions and then told to proceed. For those of you who know us, this was extraordinary for us, since we have had a difficult time in the past.

I had to show one picture to help us remember why we went on this trip. The snow and the cold weather. The day after we left, it was minus 39C with the wind chill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Winter in Ottawa, Canada .Neils - Lorena - Carol - Leesburg

The pictures below show the Colorado River in Laughlin , Nevada and a Koi fish pond near one of the hotels. Laughlin, Nevada is nice place in the middle of the desert along the Colorado River. There are several casino hotels here and a small town on the Arizona side of the river. We are 90 miles from Las Vegas!

Laughlin, Nevada .Laughlin, Nevada , thousands of fish

California desert somewhere between Las Vegas and Palm Springs. It is always amazing to us how barren California can be, yet people live and work in the desert.

California High Desert.California High Desert

Carol and a Joshua tree in the desert !

California High Desert - Joshua Tree

We are staying in Palm Springs for two nights and then heading to Los Angeles to catch a plane to Puerto Vallarta. Later on during our vacation I will add a page covering Palm Springs.


Home . Las Vegas . Porto Fino . Downtown Puerto Vallarta . Downtown Beach

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