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Lake Havasu City, AZ - Havasu Falls RV Resort - site 20

Lake Havasu City, AZ - Havasu Falls RV Resort - site 20,...

Lake Havasu City, AZ - Havasu Falls RV Resort - site 20,...

Before leaving this morning we saw balloons in the southern sky over...

close up

another one

and another

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ - our route - 208 miles

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 1 - headed west through the...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 2 - you don't see donkey...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 3 - we are still in...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 4 - and they are currently...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 5

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 6

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 7 - coming through Wickenburg, AZ

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 8

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 9 - there were lots of...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 10 - not sure what kind...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 11 - the terrain changed dramatically...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 12

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 13 - and then it was...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 14 - between Parker and Lake...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 15

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 16 - the Colorado River separating...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 17

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 18 - running beside the river...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 19 - kind of like being...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 20 - looks a little wet...

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 21- Lake Havasu

Phoenix to Lake Havasu City, AZ 22 - and yes, it was...

The London Bridge moved from the Thames River in London in 1971

the other side had USA flags, this side British flags

The stones were removed and tagged one by one before moving them...

The fountain by the visitor center

and the British phone booth near the fountain


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.

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