Midwest Wanderer Newsletter – June 15, 2022

Midwest Wanderer Newsletter – June 15, 2022

When you’re driving along and see a sign for a site that makes you curious, what do you do? Do you turn off to see the site now, remember it for a future trip, or ignore it? Unless we’re pinched for time, curiosity wins out for Skip and me.

Read more

7 Car Museums Dads Love

7 Car Museums Dads Love

Trouble coming up with a meaningful gift for Dad? Instead of another something he doesn’t really need, how about a gift of an experience instead? Most men enjoy classic cars, so museums filled with beautifully restored automobiles make the perfect place to visit. Here are seven car museums that dads—or anyone who appreciates classic or antique cars—enjoy.

Read more

Exploring Christmas Tree Pass and Grapevine Canyon

Exploring Christmas Tree Pass and Grapevine Canyon

Two years ago Skip and I spent several weeks in Laughlin, Nevada, on a winter getaway. Why Laughlin? Laughlin’s casino hotels are inexpensive but decent, and we found lots of ways to eat cheaply, too. We’re not huge gamblers, so we looked around for other things to do in the area. We founds lots of places to visit, but one thing we couldn’t do was explore Christmas Tree Pass, one of Laughlin’s top rated activities. We had a brand new car with us, and we had read that the twelve-mile drive was rugged.

So this year, when snow clouds filled the Midwest skies and the temperature dropped to single digits, we hightailed it back to Laughlin. This time we went prepared with our fourteen-year-old SUV with 275,000 miles on it. We were ready to explore Christmas Tree Pass and Grapevine Canyon, which is located along the pass. Read more

How to Eat Cheaply in Laughlin

How to Eat Cheaply in Laughlin

Some say Laughlin, Nevada, is like the old Las Vegas, with inexpensive hotels and food. It’s true the hotels are inexpensive. The food? Not so much. The 99 cent breakfast no longer exists. Also gone is the $1.50 hot dog with beer or soda. However, there are still lots of ways to save money on food, as we found out during our six-week stay in the area. Read more

Boulder City: Day Trip from Las Vegas

Boulder City: Day Trip from Las Vegas

Planning to tour Hoover Dam while you visit Las Vegas? Afterwards, why not spend the rest of the day in nearby Boulder City, the town that was built for the dam workers? You can easily fill your day with all there is to do and see. Here are some suggestions. Read more

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours: Touring the Techatticup Gold Mine

Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours: Touring the Techatticup Gold Mine

Gold strikes, claim jumpers, renegades and posses are things you find in a Wild West movie. In Nevada’s Eldorado Canyon, it was real life. On a recent visit to Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours near Nelson, Nevada, our guide related captivating stories of the ghost town’s past and led us on a tour of the abandoned Techhatticup gold mine. Read more