Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

A small part of a Wildlife Refuge on the outskirts of Lake...

The entrance to Buckskin Mtn State Campground...

Our home for a couple of days!

The view across the river from our campground...

Parker Dam, Lake Havasu on the other side...

Parker Dam hydroelectric plant...

Shooting out the front windshield as we crossed over into California...

Onyx loved the 'wildlife'!

There was a small sand dune in this area...

A view of the Arizona side from the California side, it is...

We sat down by the river for a bit after we got...


We're currently camped at the Buckskin Mountain state campground just outside of Parker, Az. It's actually a pretty nice place right on the Colorado River. The nightly rate is $20 with power & water and there is an easy access dumpsite on our way out. I'm sure that during the first part of the year it is pretty crowded here, but right now there are plenty of open spaces. The 100 degree temperature outside is probably the issue! I thought it would be a bit cooler here, after all, it is only April!

Anyway, we'll be pulling out in the morning, headed to Yuma, where we'll spend just a couple of nights. We plan to cross the border into Mexico to pick up a few things, and to visit a dentist that was recommended by friends. I also want to purchase a stained glass window replacement for our front door. Howard (RV-Dreams) posted several samples that folks got when they were all in Quartzite this year and I got bitten by the bug. You ladies will understand that comment, right?? LOL

We made a quick trip into Parker yesterday just to check the town out. I didn't realize how small it is. Not much there. We did stop to check out the Indian casino, Blue Water. A nice place (not to compare with Nevada for sure) but since it was past dinner and we were starving, we decided to eat in the buffet/restaurant. It was reasonably priced and pretty good. Today we headed back toward Havasu to check out the Parker Dam. It is very small compared to Hoover Dam, don't know what I expected. There wasn't a soul around and only one car crossed the whole time we were there. Trucks and RV's are not allowed on it and we can see why. Our truck barely made it through the tight entrance. A few miles down the road, on the California side, we narrowly avoided several wild burros out in the road. Onyx was so excited! The first 'wildlife' she's seen for quite some time, LOL. We continued following the river on the California side until we finally reached Parker. Wow, there are a bazillion stored RV's along that route. Guess they all leave them here year round.

So that's it for now. Gary, if you are reading this, we'll touch base with you in a few days, as we are headed your way. We will probably be in Casa Grande by the end of the week. Can't wait to see you and Lynne!



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