Tuesday, January 29, 2013


 view in front of me,  as I write this

So, we'e sitting on the beach in Lake Havasu City, Az. eating lunch on a picnic table in the sun.  I just talked with Barb Sullivan and Dave finished his call to Jesse.  Pretty good signal here, so I'll try to do the blog right now.

yes...that is another  In N Out burger and fries, you got a problem with that?

this coot kept an eye on us, hoping for a hand out

It was very chilly when we got up this morning, frost on the grass chilly, but we still took our second cups outside, hard habit to break and the dogs really enjoy their time outside.   Lake Havasu City is only about 20 miles north of us and Dave wanted to check out the London Bridge spanning part of the Colorado there.  Years and years ago friends of ours bought property there, right near the bridge and we've wondered about it ever since.  Look for a picture tomorrow, because we haven't gotten there yet!

Last evenings skies were very dramatic, brilliant sun and some pretty dark clouds in the distance.

So now more pictures of our cross wilderness trip for a beer....

all modes of transportation were employed to  make the trip

The Desert Bar, a.k.a. Nellie E. Saloon, is only open on weekends, from "high noon" until sunset and only October through April.  No checks or credit cards, just cash - thats it.  It is a completely off the grid joint, completely solar powered with two big cooling towers to provide natural air conditioning if needed.   Live music always and plenty of beer and burgers to go around.  We were surprised at how many people (easily a couple hundred souls of all ages) were there when we finally arrived.   Almost a full parking lot and everyone was having a good time, all in their own ways.

Who knows why this totally metal church facade is here....long way to go for a wedding or funeral...
This is deep in old gold mining territory, see the abandoned equipment in the hills behind the "church"?

jumpin joint!  we could hear the music from our car.

As I said, all were enjoying the experience

even the diaper set danced their own dances

the sun was starting to drop as we headed back the long, dirt road home

drove right on past these folks, that girl is using a 44 magnum for target practice....

Did I mention it was a long, long road?
Totally worth it drive, haunting scenery, challenging road, interesting people, and a beer to boot!


  1. So glad you finally got least in the blog! We'll have to check this place out.

    I like you're new location. Anything near water is lovely.

  2. Sure am glad that you've got the Trusty Jeep with you for those roads. They look daunting and I wouldn't want to travel them alone at night. Target practice girl??? Whew ...tough neighborhoods in AZ. But, WHAT a hoot of a place! Can't believe all those people just collided there. And I loved the mysterious. Would love to know the history of that. Ahh...but I'm being pulled away from two little firecrackers running around the livingroom, kitchen and diningroom. Hope you are well and safe in bed at Beluga! Hugs to Lewis and Sasha.