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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lake Havasu Fun Times

Above, The Beast at the campsite. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Finally, I got to try out jet skiing for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I camped at Crazy Horse Campground (a review will soon follow) along the shore of Lake Havasu in Arizona.

Above, Denise and Aiden strolling the beach after jet-skiing. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The first day was muggy and hot due to the remnants of a hurricane originating in Mexico. But, on the second day, the air was much drier but still hot. But at least dry desert heat is more tolerable along with jet skiing on the lake to cool us off.

Above, the London Bridge from the canal. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We arrived in Lake Havasu City around 2:00 p.m. We had a little difficulty in finding Crazy Horse Campground as there were no signs.  The campground is located on an island and we had to go across the London Bridge to reach it.

Above, yours truly piloting the pontoon boat with the wind billowing my shirt. 

After setting up camp, we took a walk to the jet ski rental office and we decided to take advantage of the late afternoon and rented a pontoon boat for a couple of hours (yes, they rent boats, kayaks and other personal watercraft).

Above, Denise and Aiden zipping along the lake. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We cruised around the lake and the canal to the London Bridge. It was interesting to see the famed bridge that was dismantled piece-by-piece and brought over from London, England to be re-assembled at Lake Havasu City.

Here's what Wikipedia says about it:
London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States. It is a relocated 1831 bridge that formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England, until it was dismantled in 1967. The Arizona bridge is a reinforced concrete structure clad in the original masonry of the 1830s bridge, which was bought by Robert P. McCulloch from the City of London. McCulloch had exterior granite blocks from the original bridge numbered and transported to America to construct the present bridge in Lake Havasu City, a planned community he established in 1964 on the shore of Lake Havasu. The bridge was completed in 1971 (along with a canal), and links an island in the Colorado River with the main part of Lake Havasu City.
Above, the jet ski rental office. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The second day was spent riding the jet ski rental all day. I clocked in at 31 m.p.h. It was a little difficult to go faster as other people in boats and jet skis were leaving wakes in different directions. But, it all was good fun nonetheless.

We are thinking about going again next month since we had such a great time this week. Jet skiing is a lot of fun and addicting.

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