Tuesday Tidbits #23

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Another edition of Tuesday Tidbits! Thanks for stopping in!

Sweet Man and I enjoy traveling… here, there and everywhere. Road trips are a way we can get to see the beautiful countryside… that is practically in our backyard! So last week we did just that. We headed to…

A Lake Havasu Get-Away

It’s pronounced “Have Awe Sue.” Lake Havasu is on the Colorado River on the border of Arizona and California. The Parker Dam at Lake Havasu creates this water reservoir/lake. You can read my last post HERE about the 4 dams, including Parker Dam, located on the Colorado River.

In 1973 a businessman, by the name of Robert McCulloch, flew over the area and was intrigued. He got together with C.V. Wood who designed Disneyland Amusement Park and the ideas began. Land was acquired but there was only one road leading in. The only way Mr. McCulloch was going to get people interested in the place was to fly them in. He brought people in from cold weather climates on private chartered flights to see the area and to tell them the potential of the place. Because of his efforts… by 1981 Lake Havasu City population was at 17,000.

Then one day he saw that London, England was selling their London Bridge because it was sinking. Mr. McCulloch bought it and had it shipped to Arizona. Many thought he was CRAZY for buying the bridge. But this landmark is the second most visited place in Arizona. The first is the Grand Canyon.

London took it down and labeled each piece of the bridge so that it could be put back together again at Lake Havasu.

This photo is from the Lake Havasu Visitor’s Center.

Unlike most bridges, this bridge was built on dry land. They added the channel around it after its completion. It is now called Bridgewater Channel.

Sweet Man inside one of the iconic English phone booths.

We walked along the beautiful Bridgewater Channel. It is full of eateries, outdoor bars, water boats sports rentals places and lovely areas to relax or have a picnic. We really enjoyed how a boat could pull up onto the bank and fish or let the participants wade alongside their boats.

This place is definitely a Boater’s Paradise!

While walking along the Channel walk we noticed…

Mock Lighthouses…

Each one is a replica of a Lighthouse from the USA.

Here is one from Buffalo, New York that is on Lake Erie.

At the Lake Havasu Visitor’s Center this set up was for viewing. All 25 Lighthouses locations on Lake Havasu with the name of it and where it was from.

While viewing I noticed there was a Lighthouse I have seen before in real life. (The Vermillion, Ohio Lighthouse.)

Because I once lived near Cleveland, Ohio the Vermillion Lighthouse was close by on Lake Erie.

Here are a few more at Lake Havasu…

After our walk we enjoyed a relaxing moment with a selfie of course.

A delightful meal of mussels and garlic toast tips and craft beers from the local Barley Brothers Brewery was thoroughly enjoyed. The London Bridge was in view while dining.

With tummies full we ventured over to the English Village which is on the other side of the Channel. There are restaurants, gift stores and the Visitor’s Center at the English Village.

We were amazed by the beauty here at Lake Havasu. It’s a great place for a Get-Away. If you have a boat or kayak… you will love it here. Add this place onto my reasons why I say “Arizona is gorgeous!”

I am always happy that you follow along and appreciate your visits very much. Thank you!

Until Next Time~ Nancy