Tuesday, September 1, 2009

THE NAKED PIRATE

THE SUMMER CROWD IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE WINTER SNOWBIRDS. THE CROWDS ARE YOUNG PEOPLE, WITH KIDS, WHO COME TO THE COLORADO RIVER TO ENJOY LAKE MOHAVE AND CRUISING THE RIVER WITH THEIR BOATS AND JET SKIS.

IT’S MUCH LIKE WHEN WERE KIDS AND RETURNED TO DEVIL’S LAKE SUMMER AFTER SUMMER TO CAMP WITH THE SAME FAMILIES. 

AT WORK THE CASINO GAZING IS REMARKABLE, AS THE “CALIFORNIA GIRLS”, THE BEACH BOYS SANG ABOUT IN THE 60’S, MARCH THROUGH THE CASINO ON THEIR WAY TO THE BEACH AND SWIMMING POOLS AT THE AVI.

WE HAD BEEN HEARING A LOT ABOUT A NEW SPOT ON THE RIVER CALLED THE “NAKED PIRATE” WHERE THE BOAT CROWD GOES TO HANG OUT , EAT, AND DRINK.

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THE FINE PRINT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SIGN SAYS, “A SUNNY PLACE FOR SHADY PEOPLE”.

IT DIFFICULT TO FIND BY CAR, AND THERE ISN’T A PARKING LOT.  IT’S COMPLETELY SET UP TO ARRIVE BY BOAT (OR SEA PLANE?).  THE LOCATION IS ON PIRATE COVE ON THE COLORADO RIVER ABOUT 25 MILES DOWN RIVER FROM THE LAUGHLIN CASINOS. 

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IT IS SAID THAT A PIRATE BURIED HIS TREASURE CHEST OF GOLD, STOLEN FROM MEXICO IN THE LATE 1700’S, IN THIS COVE.

THIS IS WHAT THE BEACH BAR LOOKS LIKE ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON, COMPLETE WITH CARRIBEAN MUSIC.

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THE SLIGHT FOG YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE ARE THE PATIO MISTERS USED TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS COOL.

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BEHIND THE BAR.

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THE BACK SIDE, COMPLETE WITH OUTDOOR SHOWER TO REMOVE THAT SAND.

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IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SPOT ON THE RIVER, AND WE ENJOYED A COCKTAIL ON THE PATIO ADMIRING THE CIGARETTE BOATS, KIDS ON THE BEACH DIGGING IN THE SAND, THE MUSIC, AND GOD BLESS THE “CALIFORNIA GIRLS” AND THEIR BIKINIS. 

 

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1 comments:

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Ok, so where are the pictures of the California bikini's huh.....:))