|Settled into our site at Lake Havasu, AZ.|
|Campbell Cove RV Park|
|Our table at Manuel and Dottie's Yuma Foothills party|
|L-R Grey sweater (Paul, friend of Bernie and Rita), Rita (my sister in law) and Jeanette (green vest)|
|Lots of folks....and these were the early arrivals|
|When the sun was setting, Manuel began lighting a 1/2 dozen outdoor propane patio heaters. You can see him at work with myself, Paul (behind Manuel) and brother Bernie making sure he is doing it well. LOL.|
|L-R Brother, Bernie, SIL Rita, friend Linda, and host Dottie.|
|This really good Mexican band (from San Luis) provided endless music. What a treat!|
By 8:00 pm Sunday night, most folks had left for home - as did we. We thanked our hosts, said good bye to Bernie, Rita and their friends, then returned to our RV park to prepare for our Monday morning hitch up and drive north to Lake Havasu.
|The early morning view from outside our fiver, before sunrise, on Monday morning in Yuma, AZ.|
|Final walk around - safety check - before departure.|
|Traffic was quite light as we rolled north on I-95.|
|This area has something to appeal to everyone. The landscape is fantastic. The beauty of the desert, including sand dunes, red rock canyons, towering rock formation and waterways offers so many options to snowbirds who winter here.|
|Hmm....nice place to paddle our Sea Eagle kayak....!|
|Most interesting colour. Although it may look like a prickly pear cactus, it's not.|
|Interesting view....including the lighthouse.|
|This passenger ferry travels to and from the west side of the lake where a thriving Havasu Landing Marina Resort and Casino - on an Indian reservation - caters to patrons.|
We have a few activities planned for today but our main purpose will be to prepare our 5th wheel for storage. That's right! Tomorrow (Wednesday), we'll close up the 5th wheel, sanitize the tanks, winterize the water lines (by blowing air with the compressor), then drive north from Lake Havasu to San Bernardino County, California - where our fiver will be stored for one month, in a gated and security serviced storage facility. Once that is done, we will drive two hours north, to Las Vegas, Nevada, where our truck will be stored (under cover and in a secure facility) while we are back home in Langley, BC. We fly out of Las Vegas, for Bellingham, WA, on Thursday. The airport is only 15 minutes from the Canadian border and another five minutes from there leads to our home.
We're heading home for Christmas and the exciting arrival of our newest grandchild - Deni and Courtney's first baby - due sometime around New Years. That alone is a great reason to park our snow birding home on wheels to go welcome the new baby. Christmas will be fun too, with our first grandchild, Easton and his parents.
We will return to Las Vegas in mid-January, collect our truck, hitch up our fiver and continue with our winter fun in the sun in the US southwest. We've enjoyed these past five weeks roaming around the Nevada and Arizona countryside.
More to come! Thanks for dropping in.
Side Note: When we checked into this RV park yesterday, we were advised of a $3.50/day charge for WiFi. We said no thanks! Our new iPad Mini worked really well as a personal hot spot. This blog was written using the hot spot. Gotta love the technology that allows for the independence of having our own WiFi. Our Face Time with Easton , last night, didn't work so well though! We kept losing the signal. I'll have to check into that.