Lake Havasu 2016

Diary of my trip to Lake Havasu April 2016

04/22/16 - Brief diary impression of my trip to Lake Havasu from - 4/3 to 4/21 -

Just barely made it to Las Vegas as my truck kept over heating requiring me to add water or coolant about every 40 miles. I fortunately just made without burning up the truck. The next morning I went to Henderson Chevy dealer to have 3 super charger cooling hoses replaced for $700. The first 4 days we stayed at Sam’s Town Casino and RV Park. I had reservations but they now have 2 sites and one is about 2 blocks from the Casino. Unfortunately we were given the one 2 blocks away . My sister and her husband arrived the same day at the casino hotel. The next day Kathy Evans also arrived at the hotel. That night I treated the whole group including Renee Carter from Henderson to dinner at a casino restaurant “Billy Bob’s Steak House and Saloon”. The food and service was excellent. I had Steak Diane which was to die for. We all ate together every morning at the breakfast buffet. On the last day the 4 of us played bridge at the Henderson Bridge Club. I played with Renee and we placed 2nd after leading the event all day but got nailed for 3 zeros the last round. Drove to Lake Havasu City on the 5th day.

We ate at Barley Brothers about 5 times. All red meat menu items are excellent and loved that Stout beer they brew.

Had breakfast at Red Onion yesterday and the Eggs Benedict California style was to die for. Loved the place and they allow dogs. Also had BLT lunch there one day with glass of house Chardonnay eating outside with our dog Charlie. Again great food and house Chardonnay was not bad.

Tried out Shugrue’s for happy hour 1/2 price appetizers very popular marketing in Lake Havasu City area. Nice atmosphere and some good wines, but got a terrible bitchy waitress which ruined the whole experience. The appetizers were good but quite spicy and heavy with the fat. I would not recommend the place. Stay with Barley Brothers owned by the same people.

Checked out our friend Kevin’s Island Resort and it is definitely a first class RV park. Those sites close to the water are amazing. I can not believe how clean they keep this place. They must really enforce the rules. My rig is 11 years old now in good condition, but it may be a toss up for me to get a rental here because of the 10 year rule? They quoted me on the internet $75 to $185 per night, a bit pricey but maybe worth it if on or close to the river. Perhaps next trip I will consider staying.

We also checked out the “College Street Brewhouse and Pub” for lunch. I liked their Stout beer the best in town. The food was also good, but unfortunately I did not have a steak as I was trying to cut down on calories a bit.

One night we all did an Arizona Adventure Sunset boat tour of the lake. The boat capacity was 18, which was not crowded at all with spare seats and space available for camera gear. The captain owner was a good entertaining speaker explaining the history of this pretty area. It was a perfect windless night with beautiful clouds producing an awesome sunset. I had my good camera on board and got some great shots. Returned after dark with some beautiful city and London Bridge lights.

I stayed at a nice clean RV Park called the Prospectors, but it is way up north close to Walmart. I take my dog every day to a island grassy city frisbee golf park to chase my RC Stampede electric remote controlled truck. After 1/2 hour of chasing it at 30mph she is dead tired for the rest of the day.

David and I visited the Sera Park Sterling RC Park approximately every other day. This RC Park is the best facility of its kind I have ever been to. Nice asphalt long wide runway, tables and sun shades all over the place. A separate take off area for helicopters and quad drones. Gas engine planes are allowed. Bathroom facilities for both sexes. The members were very helpful and friendly. Guest are allowed to use the field free with an AMA card. It is opened every morning about 7:00am. The same club also has water float events every Tuesday and Thursday on the Lake at Rotary Park next to Skate Park. A boat is provided for retrieval of planes. I am definitely bringing a float plane with me on the next trip. Both Sterling field and the float location are well attended. I think many guys live here just to enable them to use these two parks.

Off road dune buggy vehicle riding is extremely popular in this area. I would guess that 1/2 of all families have one or more side by side vehicles. Arizona allows them on the highways. There are trails all over the city and there is virtually no restrictions to where you can go. I had no time to rent one, but next trip for sure I will do it. The Polaris brand seems to be the most popular.

Got back yesterday to find our water main was turned off. A neighbor called city to have it turned off as large stream of water was pouring into the street. Fortunately I got a plumber that could come right out to repair the main water line leak about 3’ underground into the house for $500. All is well now and we have trailer mostly unloaded.

I and Linda, had a great time in Lake Havasu. A great place for boating, off road vehicle activity, RC toys of all types, hiking, hunting, lots of new houses which include large stucco building attached to house for your rv, boat, etc., excellent restaurants, and it is all available at reasonable prices. Joanne is considering purchase of a small manufactured house. David is very fragile, with constant pain control medication, and has poor stamina but I think he enjoyed him self doing most of our activities.

Last updated on April 30, 2016