Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back to Lake Havasu and Heading North

We left Mesa on Saturday, March 21st, and started to make our way north. Friends of ours from Vernon, Jan & Norm, have a place in Blythe, California, and as it was on the way, we made arrangements to stop and have lunch with them.

Turns out they were going to be making their way north to Canada as well. Norm and Jan have a trip planned to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in April, so needed to get their RV back to their home park in Vernon. They were stopping in Lake Havasu to get some work done to their rig, so we made arrangements to meet them up there.

I had forgotten how beautiful those hills in Lake Havasu are. It is stunningly scenic driving north through Parker to Lake Havasu.

We stayed at the same RV Park as on the trip down (convenience, ease, etc.). It is considerably busier than our last stay - peak season and all! We settled in for 3-nights.

On Sunday, Terry decided to spend some time posting to his blog, while I took advantage of the great sales at the nearby mall. My new favorite store - J.C. Penney!! My shopping trip was focused on purchases for our Europe trip. No more shorts and t-shirts - we're looking at slacks, comfortable shoes and the 'layered-look'.

We had heard from many people that the golf course in Parker (30 miles south of Lake Havasu) - Emerald Canyon Golf Course - was a definite must-do, so we booked a twilight tee-time on Monday. The course was busy, but we ended up golfing as a two-some, which was nice.

Fantastic golf course! You golf through the canyons, which was a bit of a challenge, but one of the more uniquely beautiful courses I have played on. Plus - I played the game of my life ... 5 pars! Great day.

On the drive home we checked out Parker Dam. Turns out that it is the deepest dam in the world - who knew?
We stopped for supper at Barley's Brewhouse, located along the canal in Havasu, and enjoyed their fantastic 'tripleberry wheat ale'. No evidence of spring break madness, so it must be wrapped up.

The weather here has been cooler, and there has been a strong wind blowing pretty much the entire time. Not nice. We experienced wind like this last visit, so it must be a common occurrence here.
We're packing up to head out this morning, and will likely travel with Norm and Jan to Needles. They tell us there is a nice golf course and RV Park there, so we'll stop for a round and spend the night. From there, likely Bakersfield.

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