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Monday, January 23, 2012

Our Family Trip to Havasu



Looking for a perfect vacation idea ? Lake Havasu City has three hundred days of sunshine a year and all the adventure you can handle from boating, fishing, off-riding, hiking, or just simply relaxing under the sun.


Lake Havasu City is located in western Arizona in the Chemehuevi Valley along the Colorado River, west of the Mohave Mountains. Lake Havasu is named after the Mohave Indian word meaning “blue water.” Lake Havasu City is a vibrant, prosperous community that continues to attract guests from all over the country and world










The London Bridge crosses a narrow boating channel that connects with Thompson Bay on the Arizona side of Lake Havasu less than a mile from The Nautical Beachfront Resort. Built in 1831, the original bridge couldn’t handle the ever-increasing flow of traffic across the Thames River in London England. The British government decided to put the bridge up for sale, and Robert McCulloch, founder of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Chairman of McCulloch Oil Corporation, submitted the winning bid of $2,460,000.







London Bridge was dismantled, and each stone was numbered and shipped 10,000 miles to Long Beach, CA, and then trucked to Lake Havasu City. Reconstruction began on September 23, 1968, with a ceremony including the Lord Mayor of London, who laid the cornerstone. Today, the London Bridge is one of America’s most unique tourist attractions. To learn more, check out golakehavasu.com .







Explore the area by foot. Trails range from short, paved paths to steep, rocky slopes. 


Jeff and cottonball

Jeff made it to the top. It wasn't high at all, but we thought it was fun to get up there.

That was me and cottonball.


Kick back and watch the sunset...






Go fishing or boating ...






Explore the area with ATV, dirt bikes, 4 wheeler – drive through wildflowers in the spring, scale some heights if you’re into rock crawling, or go full-bore and feel the thrill of picking up speed through open areas off-road.



My first time to ride an ATV.


My daughter Christine getting ready to hit the road with her ATV.





Drive with ATV and head to the place known as the Desert Bar,  located near Parker, Arizona in the heart of the Buckskin Mountains just 30 minutes away.








Drink, party and have burgers and hot dogs cooked on a large outdoor grill regularly. No one comes just for the food!






Band playing jazz and some guests having some beer and enjoying the music.








Off-road enthusiasts who come to the Desert Bar via the “back way” also have the opportunity to experience the steep hills and beautiful desert scenery on the way. One can see the majestic wildlife and desert plants that give a true taste of Arizona, with its blue sky and rocky terrain, as well as old, abandoned mining shafts.












From Devotions for Every day of the year:

"When you walk with me through a day in trusting dependence on ME, My aching heart is soothed. Gently bring your attention back to ME whenever it wanders away. I look for persistence - rather than perfection - in your walk with ME" 

13 comments:

  1. Every year for many years now we do a once-a-year family trip. This trip to Lake Havasu was in December of 2009. It was one of the best trips our family had ever done.

    Jack was not able to join us on this trip because he was still serving his term with the US Airforce when we had this trip.

    Chay

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  2. what a great family tradition. love, love, love all the photos!

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    1. Can't afford to go more than once, so this is better than not having one at all hahahaa

      We do short trips throughout the year, but I don't count that us a family travel.

      Thanks CC for always stopping by. Mis ya !!!

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  3. Wonderful trip report about Lake Havasu, Chay. Love the photos too. The clouds are amazing in the pic where Jeff was on top of that hill, great perspective.

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    1. Thanks Beth, I agree with you, that was a good shot !

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  4. Pretty cool. I would love to visit sometime. It looks like a lot of fun riding the ATV.

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    1. You will have a blast riding the ATV - I was a little scared when I started but I got used to it after a while.

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  5. That is such a fun fill family trip! I would love to try 4 wheelers, even at my age :-) Great photos, Chay!

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    1. Thanks Icy, I would love to do the 4 wheeler again, you will really enjoy it.

      Chay

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  6. Hi there! you all look so happy...really one great family trip! Another place I wish I and my family could visit too someday :-)

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    1. Kulasa, thank you ! Your boys will have a blast, I know that for sure !

      Chay

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  7. A great trip report and photos. I have not heard of Lake Havasu before, but it does look nice. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Eileeninmd. I heard about this place from a co-worker who goes there once a month to ride their dirt bikes. I went and I just fell in love with this place. Lots of things to do.

      Chay

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