Our first extended trip in our new 2021 Winnebago View RV to Lake Havasu. This video includes footage along the Colorado River between Parker and Lake Havasu, crossing the London Bridge, driving through Crazy Horse Campground, Islander Resort (where we stayed for two nights in beautiful space number 505), and the drive back home to Phoenix via I40 with a stop for lunch at the famous Mr. D's 50's diner in Kingman.
What a beautiful four days we had at Lake Havasu, AZ this past weekend. We put our name in a year ago for a spot at the Islander Resort. They called me about six months ago to let me know that they had a spot available. We ended up with space #33, which was right on the lake with our own private beach for the granddaughters to play on. Son in-law Dave even got a little fishing in! Saturday’s festivities were rained out, but the rest of the time was beautiful. Highs were in the 60s and lows in the 50s.
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Thanks to the RV, we've been to some beautiful places and stayed in some great campsites.
Assorted photos from the trip:
Grand Tetons and Yellowstone photos:
We went to Laughlin, NV for the first time since we moved to Phoenix, Arizona over 25 years ago. That's what we love about the motorhome - we are exploring areas we've never been to before because we were always just going to our favorite places like San Diego, Sedona and Showlow. Now we can go and stay anywhere!
The drive was 215 miles and took about 4-1/2 hours. We drove through Laughlin, then headed south about 15 miles to the KOA RV Park at Avi Resort & Casino. We had two nice spaces next to the grass for our motorhome and Dave's parents rented trailer. We lucked out with the weather as it was only in the upper 80s with lows in the 60s during the four days we were there. Laughlin is usually in the 100s at this time of year!
We took Dave's boat and Dave's parents two jet-skis about 30 miles south on the Colorado River to Topock Gorge, which is a beautiful, rocky canyon between Laughlin and Lake Havasu. There were a ton of boats, making the ride a little rough at times.
Avi Resort put on a fantastic fireworks show on Sunday night, which we watched right from our chairs in our RV space.
We took the long way home on Tuesday, following the Colorado River south through Needles, CA, Lake Havasu City, AZ down to Quartsite and back home via I-10.
All-in-all, it was a fun-filled four days!
For our second camping trip in the new RV, we headed east from Phoenix about 200 miles to The Islander RV Resort on Lake Havasu. We've never been to this part of Arizona before, but we'll definitely be back again. It was beautiful - clear, aqua-colored water and green palm trees set against the rugged mountains made for a beautiful setting for our campsite right next to the lake. We got there on the final day of the "Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout"performance boat race so there were lots of hot boats to watch! Once the crowds thinned out, we had a nice, relaxing couple of days exploring the Lake Havasu area. I would highly recommend The Islander RV Resort to anyone looking for a great place to stay on Lake Havasu. They deserve the "10" rating they got from Good Sam Club members.
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