Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

 

London Bridge from on top

London Bridge from below

More London Bridge

Relaxing in our very big waterfront lot at Havasu State Park

Another view of me relaxing on our big lot

Bridgewater Channel and a City Park

Lots of really nice boats everywhere on this lake

Bridgewater Channel leading to the lake

 

Very nice!

 

Taking off from Havasu Lake near our campsite

Havasu Lake as viewed along a 2 mile walk

Our campground as viewed from the 2 mile walk

We saw several of these

 

 

 

Yard art...what a creative idea

Nancy got this great shot of a road runner very near our...

Another critter shot by Nancy

He's on the move

As seen from our campsite

As seen from our campsite

Bridgewater Channel

Nancy found this along the path

Cactus are starting to bloom here

Flower by Nancy

Moving along the 2 mile walk

Nancy's handiwork

Only 7 years to get this shot


Lake Havasu City, Arizona has been a place of interest to me for some time now, so we decided to visit here on our way home from Las Vegas and the wedding. It's not much out of the way, and I've always heard that it's quite an interesting place.

We arrived here Monday afternoon and stayed at a very nice, and very active Elk's Club for 3 nights while we recovered from the wedding and checked out the area in the Ranger. While there we enjoyed a great spaghetti dinner for $6 each, and an outstanding rib dinner for $8.45 each. Mixed drinks were $2 and they are seriously potent, kicking butt drinks. It's a large Elk's Club and they were at maximum capacity for both of these dinners with people waiting in line for tables. They have a huge U shaped and well stocked bar, and there were lots of people at it all hours of the day while we were there. This is the most active Elk's Club that I've ever stayed at and we enjoyed our stay there.

Wednesday afternoon we found Havasu State Park, which has a very nice campground right on the water. They were full up for Wednesday night so we stayed at The Elk's Club Wednesday night and arrived here at about 7:30 am, and managed to get into what we think to be the best site in the campground. We had spied this site the day before and found that the people who occupied it were leaving about 8:00 am, so we were here to move right in behind them. We may stay here for 5 or more nights at $18 per night. No hookups, but they do have available fresh water and a dump station in the campground. As you can see by the included pictures it's a huge, and very private site with a great view of the lake, and even has several shade trees to sit under if we want to get out of the sun. Lots of birds, and lots of boats of all kinds, sizes, and shapes going by. Free entertainment. There is a 2 mile walk that goes right by our campsite. We walked it yesterday and will likely walk it every day while here. Some pictures are included from our walk.

I came here thinking positively about Lake Havasu City, and have found that it exceeds my expectations considerably. It's quite a nice little resort town, with an excellent City Park near London Bridge. Not as upscale as Sedona or Telluride, but very nice indeed, and only 235 miles from our house in Gold Canyon. We'll be back here. There are several other parks and campgrounds in the area that we're going to check out before leaving, for future reference.

We'll be doing another post with info on London Bridge, Parker Dam, and Lake Havasu along with more pictures of the area. Stay tuned.



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