Published: December 17th 2009December 17th 2009
Yesterday, we made a day trip to Lake Havasu City after a breakfast of corned beef hash with three basted eggs layer on the top, a side of hash browned ‘taters, all liberally doused with the spice of life; Tabasco.
I forget what Nan had. Shaddy guarded The Beast. We parked where we could see him from inside the restaurant. He sits on the center console and keeps watch. He is a cute little guard, and takes his job seriously.
Since our route was through Quartzite, we exited on Dome Rock Road for a glimpse at those RVers who dry camp out on public lands. It makes Nan and Shad nervous when ever I investigate dry camping areas.
A neighbor woman at the rv place we are staying mentioned to Nan a little community being developed in the area of Dome Rock off of Cholla Road. We followed the paved road out into the dessert and discovered a nice little mid-scale snowbird community of adobe homes with RVs on the sides. Each lot had an attractive four foot high rock wall around its boarders.
We fueled The Beast in Quartzite, and set out northward for Parker and
South of Lake Havasu City
Glimpse of Colorado River South of Lake Havasu City
Lake Havasu City. We are already thinking about next year, and scoping out some rv places where we might want to stay. The trip one-was was close to 100 miles.
We visited several rv resorts north of town and found two that have some appeal. We found ourselves on London Bridge Road, and followed it back to town. There is a photo of it posted here somewhere.
On the return trip, we crossed Parker Dam which creates Lake Havasu. No commercial trucks or trailers of any kind are allowed on the dam road. There are concrete jerseys that limit the width of any vehicle crossing the dam. The Beast barely passed the test, with inches to spare.
That permitted us to drive down the west side of the Colorado and visit some of the RV parks on that side of the river. The river is relatively narrow in some stretches; an easy golf shot across to the other side. There are some nice views. We found a resort we liked, but alas, no internet connection. The “big boys” have satellite internet, and dish cable. We don’t run in that group (yet).
Stay tuned. Next week, we
London Bridge in Lake Havasu City
are thinking a day trip to Yuma to make sure that is where we want to send most of January. That will be a long day trip; over 100 miles away.
There are more photos below