11 July 2013

Summer Trip - Day 11

It's been a while since I updated the blog – don't call me lazy though. There's a lot of work going on in the office at the moment and I just didn't have the energy to spend more time in front of the computer when I didn't have to.

But, there are still a few days worth of photos remaining and here they come.

From Kingman we rode over Highway 66 to Oatman – the Ghost Town that refuses to die.

Oatman, AZ

Oatman has wild donkeys which roam the streets during the day and leave for the hills during the night.

Oatman, AZ

And that's definitely reason enough to go there – as you might know, we love donkeys!

Getting the ears scratched

It really doesn't matter whether the donkey is male, female, young, old, small, big - they all like to get their ears scratched - at least if you are careful, get their trust first, build up some interest. Donkeys are such friendly animals.

Still in Oatman, AZ

Appropriately named

Donkey Bar

And you can see that humans and asses have made a real symbiosis (like in so many other places ...). The donkeys get tourists to Oatman, the people living there sell carrots and other treats and make sure the animals are treated okay.

Better be an ass ...

Some History

Yes, there was a public restroom.

From Oatman we rode North on fairly boring and big freeways towards Las Vegas where we wanted to spend two nights to relax a little, enjoy hot showers, clean some clothes and prepare for the long ride home.

We had dinner in the Harley Davidson Cafe – this is a really good location with great food and drinks, well worth it.

Las Vegas, NV

Enjoying our drinks


We really don't like Las Vegas for what it is. It's a crazy place, completely artificial and weird. But we do like the nice hotels for very reasonable prices. It was good to have comfortable beds after a long day of riding and a great dinner.


  1. That is so neat that there is a town with wild donkeys roaming around. I probably would have wanted to stay all day and make friends with them.

    The asses in Oatman are more polite than the ones in Vegas I'll bet.

  2. We have a few donkeys on a farm close by. I told them you were fans ;-)

    1. You have to try to get one of these "hanging lips" photos. The photo of the white one above shows how that's done ... ;-)