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    Posted August 10, 2014 by
    Laughlin, Nevada
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    The Bullhead/Laughlin Regatta

    Every year they ban power boating on the popular stretch of the Colorado River that runs through Laughlin, Nevada on the west and Bullhead City, Arizona on the east. They did it yesterday. They call it the Bullhead Regatta and thousands of people bring their rafts down and float the river. The city provides shuttles to bring people back to their cars. It shows many people just want to float down rivers and not speed down them in powerboats. The area is in a great location where Nevada, Arizona, and California come together. People of all ages and sizes floated, even a few dogs. I just stood on the shore and took photos, but next year I'm bringing a raft and some friends and family. Some groups tied several rafts together to make a raft train. People were having a great time. One old lady sat down in the shade where I was sitting taking photos and i asked if she was going down the river. She said yes. Her kids and grand kids got her to come out from Banning, California to do the float. I left the Regatta at 10:30 A.M. as the heat started to rise. People had told me the river gets so packed with rafts by noon that you could cross the river across the rafts. I

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