It’s sad leaving this wonderful RV resort in Indio that we have been in for 3 weeks – a fabulous location, great weather, friendly and outgoing people, plenty of activities to keep us busy all day, new friends and stories to tell.
But, it’s the draw of the open road, the anticipation of the next location, the marvel of new sights and landscapes and meeting people from all over Canada and the USA that are so exciting and sweet!
We left California heading to Nevada. The reason – our son Barrett, daughter-in-law Ainsley and 4 month old grand daughter Isla were going to be visiting in Las Vegas. We were in Victoria, B.C. when Isla was born and the chance to see her again – so soon – was too hard to resist. Besides, we were in the area – it was only a 7 hour drive.
We broke up the drive and stayed 4 1/2 hours later at Lake Havasu City, AZ. This town, with a population of just over 53,000 people is 50 years young set against the spectacular backdrop of rugged desert mountains and a sparkling blue lake, sandy beaches and home of the picturesque London Bridge. We stayed overnight at Island Resort and people from all over come with their toys – fast boats, pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, fishing gear, off-road dune buggies, hiking gear, mountain bikes and their RV’s. In fact, there are no boat size restrictions or speed limits on the lake!
In 1967, the City of London placed the world famous London Bridge (remember “London Bridge is falling down…”) on the market and began to look for buyers. Lake Havasu City’s entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch won the bid a year later for $2.4 million. The bridge was reconstructed in Lake Havasu City and re-dedicated on October 10, 1971. This is now considered one of Arizona’s important tourist attractions.
The next day we hit 10,000 miles! We love our coach and we make a great travel team – Chuck loves to drive it and I love to tell him how!
Ahhhhh – we’re at the Las Vegas Motor Resort – another fabulous RV resort. Sites are owned by individuals and when the owners are not here the sites are put into the rental pool and managed by the resort. This site (#77) is very nicely decorated – grassy area, “miles” of granite counter, water fall, outdoor kitchen, 2 palapas (grass covered umbrellas), beautiful palm trees. It’s amazing what can be done with these sites and some are so over the top while others are pretty plain. Even in this RV lifestyle it’s important for people to own some terra firma and add their own touch to the surroundings. Maybe some day for us – but not yet.
We spent the day with Barrett, Ainsley and Isla at 2 of the 5 pools on site (4 pools are freezing and only 1 is heated at this time of year…). It’s amazing what 4 months does in the life of a beautiful baby.