Havasu Holiday

This last week Troy and I had a wonderful vacation getaway or 
what I like to call our...
"Havasu Holiday"  

Our friends, Jay and Rosie, opened their condo home to us and blessed us with this getaway.  What great memories!!

"Site #6", located on the Havasu Island, was used as an emergency landing field by the Army Air Forces during World War II.  In 1944 it became a rest location where US servicemen could enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, etc.
Now, Site Six is a location where free public boat launching is available.  There were also several people fishing from the dock, so there must be good fishing here also.  

Here is a glimpse of some other views / attractions in Havasu...
Relief from the desert heat... shaved ice via party barge

The desert in bloom
I love the water-colored look of this cactus

More Lake Havasu views...

Although tempted, I resisted the urge to "borrow" one of these waverunners and take it for a spin around the lake.

And of course... the famous London Bridge
When it was discovered that the London Bridge was "falling down" into the Thames river, the City of London decided to put the bridge up for auction.  The winning bid came from the founder of Lake Havasu City, AZ for $2,460,000 in 1968.  It took a total of three years to relocate the bridge to Arizona.  It now spans the Colorado River.
I spent several mornings walking down to the bridge from the condo. 
One of the pictures from my morning walks. Gorgeous!
Click the links below for the motorcycle portion of our "Havasu Holiday":  
A view from the road


  1. Ooooh, fun!!! The entire vacation looks like such a "free feeling" getaway! Great pictures, Em. Felt like I could experience it with you. Thanks for the ride. :)

  2. It was a good virtual trip - nice job photoblogging. I liked the London Bridge trivia. Now that you've had your fun, get back to work - and by work I mean shoot your turkey already!