Travel Blogs from Lake Havasu City
... we had what was practically our own private beach area – fantastic!!!
We watched the sun set and drank beer by the lake – it was perfect!
Sunday 22nd June –
HOT! HOT! HOT!
Too hot to walk very far today we decided to chill out by the lake, it was 42 degrees today (over 100 degrees for the Americans reading :) ). We swam in the lake most of the day and sat under a tree by the lake until late in the afternoon, it was ...
... by solar energy stored in batteries and run thru inverters. There are tall structures on the land called cooling towers that operate without fans – when you wet the pads on top, cool air falls and you get cool airflow. Seemed like something we had to see.
Well, our two weeks in Lake Havasu have flown by. Tomorrow (Monday), we are off to Eva &
Doug’s place in Yuma for a week. Am excited to see my big sister. ;)
... could see. The ride on the old Route 66 was pretty desolate. The mountains were beautiful and the desert is quite pretty even at this time of year. The variations of the green colors on the desert floor are really beautiful.
"Oatman was developed in 1906 as a tent camp, flourished as a gold mining center, then was stricken a near fatal blow in 1942 when Congress declared that gold mining was no longer essential to the war effort."
... place you've ever been: they only have 3 options (hamburger, cheeseburger, or double cheeseburger) and everything is incredibly fresh - they even cut the potatoes into chips front of house. After lunch we wanted to go off-roading on quads, and looked around some places which had been recommended to us, but they said they don't do off-road hire during the summer as it's too hot, so we went to the local Safeway supermarket to get some ...
... on old westerns or cartoons.
As we passed over the Colorado River we moved from California into Arizona. Whilst it was still desert in the distance, at the sides of the River we even saw green land interspersed with the occasional immaculate golf course. Here we had to stop at a railway crossing for a train that took about 15 minutes to drive past as it was so long. This must be the longest train I've ever seen, at a guess the expert on our van thought it ...