Wednesday, Mar. 1st we woke up at a new place. It is gorgeous up here on the hill overlooking the highway to Lake Havasu. We’re glad that we parked on the most southern point of this blm area as we get the sun first when it comes up over the mountain to our east. For us early risers, it means our solar panels don’t get hit until around 8 am.
When we are boondocking, we try to manage strictly on solar for as long as possible and that means waiting for the sun before we turn on our Keurig for morning coffee. Today we were up and at ‘em by 7 so we didn’t have too long to wait.
|Beautiful Lake Havasu City ahead of us|
Reading blog posts and because it is a new month, Bill set to work paying bills and moving money from our Canadian pensions to our U.S. account. It is hard to believe that in a month we will be close to entering Canada.
It is unfortunate that while our home province of Ontario is experiencing some fantastic winter weather this year, they are also undergoing some drastic infectious bugs in many retirement and nursing homes. Mom is in Rockwood in Durham and has not been allowed visitors for over a month even though she is one of the lucky ones and has not been sick.
London, Ontario's 7 day forecast
Bill’s Dad in Stratford is also in a retirement complex and they have had an influenza bug as well for about a month. This means cancelling a lot of their daily programs. They might need a really good cold snap to kill all those bugs but you hate to wish that on them. Plus, we want April to be ready and starting to welcome spring by the time we all return!
After a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast we cleaned up and drove into Lake Havasu City. There was something special to see there. The view driving back south into the city is so pretty but I tried to refrain from taking tons of pictures…this time. We turned off I-95 onto London Bridge Road which was nice and much less busy even though it didn’t take us across the London Bridge itself. Misleading for sure.
We found a place to park behind the London Bridge Mall and I first saw this neat brewery silo and had to take a picture. It is a real ritzy type of tourist place and we weren’t interested in the shops anyway. We walked down to the walkway along the Bridgewater Channel and got lost in the story of how and why the bridge was moved here.
|Harley Davidson shop for Gerry, my brother-in-law|
The attraction here is that the London Bridge was actually moved in pieces from London, England. Each piece was numbered as it was disassembled.
Wikipedia: London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona.
If you are interested there is more to read here.here
This picture was taken after the bridge was moved in 1970 before they opened the channel.
We took the pictures we wanted and drove through the city until we came across this shop with classic cars, as well as rv’s and fork lifts for sale. It was worth going back to take a look. Not only did Bill enjoy these, but I found three that I wouldn’t mind driving out of there in.
|Dune buggy with Alberta plates|
|Love this '55 Ford pick up|
|Bill would love this one|
Bill needed to top up the diesel in the truck and we needed to visit a bank and a grocery store. After visiting Food City for a few things we went into Big!Lots, a store I’d never heard of let alone been in. It was one of those ‘everything’ stores but Bill had spotted a cute little 0.9L deep fryer. It was perfect for us.
When we returned the temperature had risen from 55F to 67F and the sun was just as hot as ever. We grabbed a bit to eat and I sat outside for a while when Bill and Clemson went for a snooze. I was intrigued enough to walk a short distance out in front of our Suite and found some cactus plants on the hill. I don’t know the names of them yet but hope to find out by researching them on Google.
When I got back I joined the boys and dozed for a good hour. This fresh air tires us out. Bill noticed that the speaker for the tv had come loose and was preventing us from lowering the television into the cabinet. Our tv can be hidden away in the cabinet behind the fireplace when we aren’t watching it. We love it as it frees up a window on the back side of our unit.
|It freaks me out how close he is to the embankment|
|An old school bus turned into a camper bus|
It didn’t take long for us to remove the tv so he could tighten the screw, reinstall the tv and voila! We aren’t really surprised when things like this happen especially when we consider how much bouncing around we do on our travels.
|looks like this one is in flower mode|
This has been a great day and tonight’s supper will be what was originally planned for last night. Leftover chicken with lettuce and mayo on a Kaiser. I splurged and bought some Chelsea buns today from the sale rack so it will either be one of those or Tillamook ice cream for a later dessert. Bill has a choice of cream cheese, cherry or pineapple filling.
|At a storage building for boats, we saw this sweet little Chevy II SS|
|My first car was a baby blue 1966 just like this, Paid $400|
and my Dad taught me to drive in it
We watched our show The Hunted at 6 o’clock, they are down to 3 couples left and only a few days. Excitement builds! It has been a great day with a little adventure and some lazing about too. The sun is dropping in the western sky so I hope to include yet another Arizona desert sunset picture for you.
|Good evening everyone!|
I hope your day has been a great one too. Thank you for reading along. I love to read your comments if you care to take the time.