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May 15, 2018 - Leg #1: Lake Havasu City, AZ

/// May 14, 2018 Prospectors RV Park Lake Havasu City, AZ The past week has been busy. We suffered through some triple digit temperatures but managed to get things done. Nancy did the hard work while I puttered on getting systems up and running. Closing up the park model was also quite a chore but it goes quickly. You can't really get to most of the closing details until last minute. Anyway, the park model is closed and we hit the road by 9:30 a.m. It was just a short haul of 170 miles north to Lake Havasu City, AZ. This is our general...

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Mar 16, 2018 - Friday, Lake Havasu City

We took a tour of Lake Havasu today on Sunset Charter and Tour. We just took the one hour tour to Copper Canyon. They have other longer tours but this worked for us. Our boat Captain Wally gave us lots of history about Lake Havasu and the surrounding area. Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. The lake is 45 miles long with 450 miles of shoreline. One side is Arizona and the other side is California. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The...

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2018 Winter

Mar 15, 2018 - Thursday, Lake Havasu City

This morning we woke up to rain. It was kind of chilly at 59 degrees but we will make it. The rain stopped around noon but now waiting for a repair man because the power awning will not go out. I have no idea what could be wrong so we will call someone in that knows about it. The service person showed up but needed to go back to the shop and call the factory. Never heard from him again.

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2018 Winter

Mar 14, 2018 - Wednesday, Lake Havasu City AZ

Pulled out of Bouse about 10 am for the drive to Lake Havasu City. It was a pretty drive once you got past Parker AZ. Before that it is just desert and flat. The community first started as an Army Air Corps rest camp, called "Site Six," during World War II on the shores of Lake Havasu. In 1958, American businessman Robert P. McCulloch purchased 3,353 acres of property on the east side of the lake along Pittsburgh Point, the peninsula that eventually would be transformed into "the Island." After four years of planning, McCulloch Properties...

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2018 Winter

Apr 9, 2017 - Havasu Springs and Golf

The 27th found us on the road again, this time to Havasu Springs Resort, halfway between Parker and Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Strong winds had been predicted and were already starting when we left. Both of us seriously considered staying put, but that was going to mean an additional 2-3 days in the campground, so Don said we would make a run for it. As luck would have it the wind turned out to be mostly a tail wind so we made it in safe and sound. The winds were fierce that night, though. We watched as a tarp over one of the permanent...

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Fun between jobs

Mar 28, 2017 - Dodder

Lake Havasu City, AZ We have been on paved roads for far too long so we decided to drop in to the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge holds one of the last stands of naturally regenerated cottonwood-willow forest along the lower Colorado River and is one of the last ecologically functioning riparian areas in the southwest United States. Since the number one priority of the refuge is wildlife, not human usage, the literature said to prepare for a rough ride (high-clearance 4x4 vehicles recommended) on unpaved and...

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Birds and Blooms

Mar 27, 2017 - And the winner is - yellow!

Lake Havasu City, AZ We left Sandi’s brothers and the Phoenix area behind as we continued on our quest to find hillsides covered with California poppies. Alas, although we saw gorgeous scenery and hillside blanketed in yellow Brittlebush, we have yet to find those elusive poppies. We shall persevere. In addition to the poppies, we have another quest, as well. Jim has a list of North American animals he wants to see in the wild. We have crossed many animals off of his list as we have travelled around the country but the one animal that has...

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Birds and Blooms

Feb 20, 2017 - Winter Blast at Lake Havasu City

Moved on again, this time to Lake Havasu City. Each February there is a Fireworks Convention by the Western Pyrotechnic Assn. Thursday through Sunday they show off their stuff to potential clients. We thought it would be a lot of fun and other members of our RV group were going so what the heck. Why not. We got to our campsite just in time to hook up with some friends who took us to the Elks Lodge for Rib night. YUMMY! These ribs were fork tender and sooo sooo good. On Thursday night we headed into town to join some more Boomers for a pot...

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Jan 14, 2017 - Buses by the beach

We checked out of the hotel after breakfast and headed south. It is only 61 miles to Lake Havasu, so we got a room at the hotel we usually stay at but couldn't check in yet. We left the srx in the parking lot and walked the two blocks to a dry camping lot where they are having buses by the sea. There are hundreds of vw buses, all ages , some in good shape some pretty rusty. There were some set up selling everything from vw parts, crafts, clothes etc. The only thing we bought was a bag of 17 big oranges for $2.00. It had been drizzling a...

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Brenner 2017

Oct 15, 2016 - Lake Havasu

We left Yuma and headed north through Quartzsite. Pretty desolate but a number of motorhomes and trailers were out on the BLM land for the season. We didn't stop but continued north to Lake Havasu. We spent a few days at Lake Havasu City, first at the Elks Lodge RV park and then at Lake Havasu State Park. We viewed London Bridge, Parker Dam and some interesting areas around the lake. Lots of mosquitos and very large power boats. Definitely an area enjoyed by boaters.

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A Lifetime's Dream

May 15, 2016 - Lake Havasu State Park

/// Cocopah RV Resort Yuma, AZ May 15, 2016 For the first time since last September we have finally added a new dot on the map. // We woke early and soon began with the many last minute details for both closing up the park model and loading the Airstream for travel. We took a break long enough to enjoy a nice breakfast at the Cocopah19 Hole Restaurant before completing our checklist. I had lots of help with hitching up. Having only done this once before I was a little rusty on the routine procedure. Finally at around 10:30 a.m. we pulled...

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May 1, 2016 - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Havasu Falls RV Resort

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...

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