We took the back roads for today's 208 mile trip from Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ. We first went north of Phoenix a bit and took AZ 74 west to just a little before Wickenburg, AZ where we got on US 60 which we remained on until taking the AZ 72 shortcut, through Bouse, over to AZ 95 for the last stretch from Parker to Lake Havasu City. With the exception of that shortcut, the roads were very good and, though only two lane, we never had a car behind us the whole time we were on US 60 - almost 100 miles of very lonely road, just the way we like it! Believe it or not, there was a slight drizzle as we got to Lake Havasu City which continued for about an hour after our arrival!
We are staying at the Havasu Falls RV Resort
which is very nice with level concrete pads, very wide entrance roads and a full hookup pull-through with 50 amps. The sites are only about 50 feet long but they expect you to park your towed in the gravel area next to the pad so it works fine. Verizon is strong and the satellite was an easy sighting since there are no trees in the park.
Once it stopped raining we went into town and saw the London Bridge
, went to the grocery store (Safeway) and then got a bite to eat. I did try unsuccessfully to repair my tire pressure monitor that broke when it fell from the window. I guess we will have to wait until we get to Brookings to get a new monitor sent to us. Meanwhile I will have to check all the tire pressures manually before each trip and hope nothing happens in route.
Tomorrow, we head for Newberry Springs, CA just east of Barstow for a one-night stop.