After our visit with the wild Burros, we continued our journey. Between the towns of Parker and Lake Havasu City, highway 95 in Arizona parallels the Colorado River skirting between red rock cliffs, resorts, and shoreline. I find this stretch of road particularly scenic.
While enjoying a lovely scenic drive, the four of us developed quite a thirst and appetite. We had a destination in mind to satisfy our needs and the Pirate’s Den proved to be the perfect spot. Ya-hoo…it’s happy hour between 3:00 and 6:00; drinks are $3 and taco’s are $1.25 each…..and talk about a fun atmosphere.
Yep, good food, good drink, great company………I could get used to this place!
We spend a couple of hours sitting under a yellow umbrella indulging in some tasty tacos and cool margaritas. Hum, we wondered if staying at the adjacent Pirate’s Den RV Resort might be in our future?
After some pondering and discussion, it became clear…… having the Pirate’s Den bar steps from our RV door may not be in our best interest. The title ‘bar fly’ comes to mind. Hum, would that really be so bad? Ah, days swinging in a hammock, followed by slurping drinks while lounging under yellow umbrellas amongst blue skies and sparkling water….. 😕
With tummies full thirst quenched, we returned to camp at Cattail Cove State Park to watch the sunset over the warmth of a roaring campfire.
The following day, our last day in the area, was spent walking and picnicking along the shores of Lake Havasu. We packed a picnic lunch and headed off to Rotary Park located in the heart of Lake Havasu City.
Al and I spent a couple of hours strolling the paved walkway that meanders along Lake Havasu. We walked to the famous London Bridge and beyond taking in the sights. This is really a beautiful park dotted with playgrounds, picnic tables, a huge skate park, sandy shores, marinas, and a wide concrete sidewalk for all to enjoy.
Shortly after strolling under London Bridge the sidewalk ended but we continued to the little lighthouse in the distance. The lighthouse sits within Lake Havasu State Park boundaries. Al and I walked further into the State Park checking out the campsites. The campsites looked nice with a few even backing up to the water.
During our visit, they were completing various updates; adding water and sewer hook-ups to some of the campsites. Full hook-ups at a State Park? Location and scenery to boot? We’ll need to add this to our list of potential spots to call home during a future visit!
This State Park is not only located at the shores of Lake Havasu but is conveniently located within city limits and thus is a short distance to nearby stores, restaurant’s, and bars. Yep, I’d say Lake Havasu State Park is worthy of a visit. But unless you’re in your twenties, you may want to shy away from this area during Spring Break. Lake Havasu is now one of the top places in the country for Breakers to party.
Another popular time, not so much for the twenty something’s, but more for their parents, is President’s Day Weekend in February. Reservations for this three-day weekend are a must. Lake Havasu City puts on a huge and popular fireworks display in Sara Park. There are live concerts, a hot rod show, and much more happenings throughout the town. It actually gets quite crowded. A couple of years ago, we just so happened to visit Lake Havasu during this popular time. And although fun, it did get very congested.
In our opinion, no trip to Lake Havasu City would be complete without a visit to Rotary Park, as well as a walk over and under the famous London Bridge.
We loved our five-day visit to Lake Havasu, Arizona. It was also great visiting with friends. Although we may not have the opportunity to revisit Lake Havasu this year, we hope to make it a lengthy pit stop some time in 2014.