It’s a bitter sweet day…

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.

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London Bridge (view from our restaurant)

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.




7 thoughts on “It’s a bitter sweet day…”

  1. As soon as I read that you stopped in Lake Havasu City all I could think about was London Bridge. I went there with Grandma Molly and Grandad Dick when I was 8 years old and I still remember it to this day! I especially remember this huge maze made out of bushes at the base of the bridge. I thought it was crazy that some guy had bought a bridge and erected it there.

    1. We love that you remember it as far back as when you were 8 years old! We didn’t get the opportunity to explore the area around the bridge – but I’m looking for the huge maze you are referencing – ’cause we are back here this weekend after leaving Vegas!

  2. Gorgeous little grandchild! Isn’t Arizona beautiful though? You guys are having sooooo much fun, I love it! Enjoy! xo

    1. We’re back in Arizona and here for awhile before heading all points east & north.. Looking forward to exploring all Arizona has to offer. So far – so beautiful!

  3. Did you know that when the gentleman bought the bridge he thought he was getting “Tower Bridge”- the fancier bridge in London…he was disappointed that the bridge that he bought in comparison was pretty plain …iconic but plain compared to it’s sister bridge!

    What a beautiful RV resort and site for you guys!

    1. We did not hear that part of the story! Some facts people just don’t want to know… We’re back here in Havasu for the weekend after leaving Vegas – and all sites are full! Our current site is interesting!

  4. Isla looks just like her dad! She’s so cute and appears very happy and healthy! I’m so glad you were able to spend time with them, and snap a few pictures. Enjoy your travels!

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