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Apache Junction to Lake Havasu – bittersweet


We left Apache Junction and the Superstition Mountains for our next stop, Lake Havasu State Park.  Leaving is always so bittersweet, bitter to leave so many loved ones behind that we don’t get to see very often and sweet because we’re on our way to a new destination and exciting new places to visit.

The trip to Lake Havasu was uneventful and took us a little more than 3 hours, which was great because we got the satellite TV set up in time for the big game.  Once that was set up, we set up the rest of the motorhome and we’re good for the next week.  Thom was happy and I was oblivious, cause I’m not much of a football fan and don’t pay any attention to football.  And of course, that’s bittersweet too.  Bitter for Thom cause he can’t get me interested in football and sweet for me cause I get to do other things during games (reading my Kindle for one).

Seeing the Family

We spent most of the time with family in Mesa and this trip it really seemed to be all about Riker … we were there for his 8th birthday, got to see him play basketball and also participated in his baptism.  Neither Thom nor I are very religious but seeing the baptism ceremony for Riker was very meaningful and emotional. He was so excited, which is such a wonderful thing to see.  And of course, watching him play basketball and blow out his birthday candles, was wonderful because it’s not something we get to see very often.

Of course, seeing Olivia and Scarlett was wonderful too.  Olivia is truly a princess warrior (at 5 she knows who she is and what she wants) and Scarlett is such a happy little toddler who also knows what she wants and when she wants it – NOW!  We had so much fun seeing the kids and every time we see them we realize how much we miss by only seeing them once or twice a year.

Riker baptism


Riker basketball

We also got to spend time with some of Thom’s friends from high school who have retired down here and Thom’s sis and her husband came to visit too.  They are snowbirding in San Diego and drove over to see some of her husband’s side of the family.  It’s weird to think they all came from Spokane WA and could all be together here in the Phoenix area.

Apache Junction KOA

I gotta tell you, the Apache Junction KOA was a wonderful place to stay. Not too far away from anything, great view of the Superstition mountains, big spacious sites, very clean, very friendly and the heated pool is open year round.  We will definitely be back!

Entrance Big roomy spaces

Lake Havasu State Park

Lake Havasu State Park is our home for the next 7 nights.  And it is a beautiful state park, probably some of the largest RV spaces I’ve ever seen and kept immaculately clean.  All sites have water and electricity, then there’s two dump stations for your tanks.  The lake itself is gorgeous and the city is fun to explore.

Here’s our view from our campsite.

Lake Havasu
Our view of Lake Havasu from our campsite

Our campsite:

Quigley checking things out
Quigley checking things out
Our campsite
Our campsite with Myles, the motorhome and Larry, the Suzuki Sidekick Tow

And, did you know, the famous London Bridge is here?  Yes, it is … it was painstakingly taken apart in London, shipped here and put back together in Lake Havasu.  We’ve driven across it twice to go to the Island District which is also a very beautiful area on the lake.  If you’ve never been here, you should make a point of coming to visit. More on that later.

So, here we are … and here we’ll stay for the next few days.  Hope things are going well for all of you.

Stay safe and keep making those memories.