Lake Havasu, home of the London Bridge. In 1962, the bridge was falling down and couldn't handle the traffic going across the Thames River in London. They put the bridge up for sale and Lake Havasu bought it for 2.4 million dollars and moved it here piece by piece and rebuilt it over a small channel connecting Thompson Bay and Lake Havasu. We walked around beneath the bridge which happened to be the main trail today for a group of Breast Cancer ladies all dressed in pink tutus who were jogging thru.
|Me and Sweet Pea|
|Guy and Sweet Pea|
|London Bridge from the Dock|
We found a place in Lake Havasu to get our RV oil changed. It was lucky that we pulled into this place. While we were waiting to get into the bay our RV wouldn't start. Dead battery had to be replaced. Can't believe it quit on us at such a great location. All work was done right there.
SEDONA - GEM OF THE WEST . . .
We drove thru Flagstaff then into Sedona via hwy 89, the most picturesque drive in Arizona, which reminds me of driving down into Brevard, NC from the Blue Ridge Parkway back home. Coming down the mountain was foggy till we rounded one of the last vantage points overlooking Sedona. Such a beautiful sight with all the red rock formations surrounding the town.
|Hwy 89 in fog toward Sedona|
|Continuing down hwy 89|
Sedona was the first place I fell in love with out West years ago. We stayed almost downtown at Rancho Sedona RV Park right on Oak Creek. It was within walking distance to downtown. A cool, quiet and shaded park, this was a great place to spend a couple days. It was located right on the Oak Creek and gave opportunities to explore.
|Drive into town|
|Rancho Sedona RV Park|
|Our private creek|
And of course downtown is always a treat, with its classy shops and cafes.
We spent time at the state park where you could get a great view of Cathedral Rock. A riparian habitat follows the Oak Creek meandering thru the park.
|Leading up to Cathedral Rock|
In 1962, London Bridge was falling down. Built in 1831, the bridge couldn't handle the ever-increasing flow of traffic across the Thames River. The British government decided to put the bridge up for sale, and Robert McCulloch, Founder of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Chairman of McCulloch Oil Corporation, submitted the winning bid of $2,460,000.
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