Friday, January 15, 2010

Lake Havasu City

After a week in Yuma, we packed up this morning and moved 150 miles north to Lake Havasu City. Traveling on route 95 we passed through Quartzsite as RVers were pouring into that area for the winter gatherings and gem shows. We had been there some years ago and decided we didn't want to stay there this year.
From 2010-01-17
The route was scenic but the towns few and far between. We passed through the town of Parker which made us think of our little grandson with the same name. Traffic was fairly steady the entire way- obviously this is a well-traveled route. Like all roads there were areas of construction being done and traffic was one-way at several points. The 150 miles took us 4 1/2 hours.
We remain in desert terrain but with more hills than the area around Yuma. The Colorado river, beautiful blue in color, was seen from the road as we got near the Havasu region. Lake Havasu is on the Colorado river. Not knowing much about this area we crossed the London Bridge and found a campground in the island area. It was sunny and warm when we arrived and now the temperature is dropping as it does in the desert environment.