Why do I….?

Being full time RV’ers allows us to follow the good weather;  Sunshine and 70 degrees is what I am looking for when we travel to the desert in January.  So far we have only had two days in the past 30 days that I can truly say the weather has met my expectations!  That isn’t very good in my view!  The good news is we can wait until the weather improves as we are not on our two weeks per year vacation schedule.  We just stay inside our RV and enjoy the dry, warm comforts of home while I gaze out my kitchen window looking at this beautiful lake in Lake Havasu City, AZ.


We have gotten out a couple of times to see the area.  The London Bridge seems to be the attraction that got this city started.  The bridge itself is not spectacular but the story is!  Imagine buying a bridge in London, moving it to the USA and transporting it to the middle of nowhere and rebuilding it over land!  This wasn’t even  an island until after the bridge was built and they dredged out the canal!  The land developer who did it made a fortune selling properties on the island after paying to have the bridge moved and now Lake Havasu has another Arizona tourist attraction which seems to be doing the city of Lake Havasu really well!

The lake is beautiful but with waves large enough to surf such as the ones at Santa Cruz we won’t be renting jet skies and taking a cruise down the river.  We did get to take a ride on the ferry across the lake to Havasu Landing Casino in California.

Casino?  Looks more like a home on the lake!

Casino? Looks more like a home on the lake!

Comfortable ride across the lake

Comfortable ride across the lake

Looking back on the London Bridge from the ferry

Looking back on the London Bridge from the ferry

We really are not big gamblers, actually we don’t gamble at all unless you count quitting your job at 52 and moving into a 36′ home on wheels permanently with your spouse gambling!  The boat ride was really nice, the casino not!  except the view from the bar was amazing.  The problem is I have the same view inside my home on the other side of the lake and the martini’s are made with Absolut Vodka!  Indian Casino’s are really low on my choice of places to visit.  I need to remember that!  We did have lunch and the boat ride was free, thanks to our neighbors who cut coupons for us.  We meet the nicest people wherever we go.

We met another couple, Barry & Cindy who have been full time RV’ers for 18 years here in Lake Havasu.  We have enjoyed their company twice for breakfast at the Golden Corral – Paul’s favorite place!  We met about 10:30 (early for Full time retired people) and stay through lunch!  The good news is I don’t cook that day because all  the pyramid food groups have been maxed out for the day!


One Response to “Why do I….?”

  1. Pat Bennett says:

    So, how did you like the fireworks? Yuma is OK, nice and warm in the daytime and cooling off at nite so good sleeping weather. I miss playing cards and campfires but having a good time with Gary and Cecile….