Last week I went to our Parks Academy in Laughlin, NV. It was kind of like a giant staff meeting...with field trips! We drove down on Tuesday, and came back on Friday. Wednesday morning I had to give a 1/2 hour talk about interpretation along with other people talking about etiquette, social media, solar panels (cool), budget, more interpretation and getting grants. Our field trip that day was Oatman, AZ. It's a historic mining town like Virginia City but smaller.
Thursday, we had presentations about planning and development and timesheet. Our field trip was Big Bend of the Colorado State Park.
I had to at least dunk my feet in the Colorado River!
They have a really nice park: lots of sand, nice tables and shade shelters, good restrooms and a campground. They are crazy in August when the River Regatta comes through--lots of dehydrated, drunk people rafting down into Arizona!
Bullhead City, AZ is across the river from Big Bend. I heard the "cheapest" house across the way is in the $2.1 million range. The most expensive is around $6 million.
Anyway, it's a very nice park if anyone is ever around Laughlin, NV!