Also known as “Bree Mountain” to is because our granddaughter named it her mountain when she hiked it a few years ago. :-)
It was a steep but VERY rewarding hike, and doable for me as long as people didn't mind passing us. I took my time, enjoyed the views and the closeness we felt to family since we knew they had been here. Its real name: "Hayden Butte"/"A Mountain"; known for the Petroglyphs and short mountain hike within the city. We topped this off with a visit with our national evangelist Roger & Rayleen. Wow it was good to see them!
Did you know that the original London Bridge was sold to Lake Havasu City after 600 years of constant repairs due to improper construction? Some even say the bridge is haunted!
Well the now stronger bridge was dismantled, shipped to AZ & rebuilt. The history here is really cool! Lake Havasu even built the ‘English Village’ by the bridge, welcoming visitors England Style.
We were Blessed to enjoy this first time experience with our friends, and I highly recommend stopping here if you’re in the area.
Stay Details: Lake Havasu RV Park; Lake Havasu AZ
Well, we made it to the south-west corner of the states today! San Diego trip; sure glad we took the time to do this!
Highlights: The corner of the U.S.; San Diego sights, The Coronado Beach; The Tide Pools at Point Loma, then an attempt at the planet alignment.
In the meantime, I found a photography class to be involved in, so don't hesitate to give me advise on some of the photo-fun pics along the way.
Details are on each photo. Enjoy!
Pica stayed the day at a boarding kennel, previous horse kennel, and she’s in her own heated stall tonight! What’s there to do on a day with no dog? A LOT!
Started in Oceanside, rode along highway 1 to Laguna Beach then Newport Beach. I would highly recommend BOTH of those places for a visit!
On a boat for some whale watching at 2pm; didn’t see any whales yet as their migration south begins in a few weeks. However, we did see some dolphins that Blessed us with a close-up view!
Ended with a walk through the Naples Island Holiday Lights.
As always, more details are on each photo. Enjoy!
Hugs to all!
Took a trip around downtown L.A. today, including Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Belair, China Town, La Brea Tar Pits, Hollywood Hills, Malibu, then a 10-mile bike ride along the Santa Monica beach. Descriptions are on each photo.
Biggest thing we learned today; we’re definitely NOT settling in L.A.
Pica is in the salon, so we did our ‘no dogs’ walk on the Hoover Dam.
We had to go through A security checkpoint where the truck was searched (poor officer) . Then we drove over the dam & walked the dam then drove up to and walked the rainbow bridge overlooking the dam.
For those who haven’t visited for a while, very few vehicles can cross the dam anymore.￼￼￼￼￼ All traffic is routed on the new bridge that was built in 2007.
*Note the water levels of Lake Meade (water line on mountains). These are extremely low levels, and the city of Las Vegas is concerned about running out of water.
Stay Details: Lake Mead, Government Wash (36.1309, -114.8369)
We found another stellar bike ride! The historic railroad trail near the Hoover Dam. Really awesome!
Then a side track to Red Rock Canyon (thank you Kathy! Then a drive back through the Las Vegas strip.
Pray for Pica, she has a grooming Appt tomorrow and because of her nasty nature when groomed, I really don’t think it will go well. Here’s hoping she can at least get a bath!
Blessings to all!
A trip to “The Golden Spike”, referral of a great friend Rudy. Thank you!
Educational Tip: The Golden Spike was where the last spike was drivin to join the transcontinental railroad, connecting travel to both oceans. The original trains “Jupiter” and “No. 119” are on display on-site and still run each summer for special events. There is a 7 mile and 2 mile driving tour that takes you on the original trailway bed. It is WELL worth the visit!
We had the opportunity to visit Loveland Living Planet Aquarium today and found some very interesting species!
We were thrilled to see the Aquarium open during Covid. They only allowed a small percentage of people to tour during the day and at a time. We enjoyed being able to visit with few people.
They were also very creative, by using their slow time by creating some really cool Halloween displays!!
Home for us during our Yellowstone trip was a BLM land outside of Cody, WY. There were a good amount of people driving to the spot, parking and hiking to the top of the mountain. Few stayed the night, mostly just in cars. On our 3rd night, another traveler joined us. We ended up meeting them a few days later and exchanged some great travel stories. We found out there was a cave at the top of our mountain (Spirit Mountain) that used to be a National Park! However, we decided not to get a permit for it because we didn’t want to drive back up the bumpy road. :-)
Stay Details: Dispersed Camping just west of Cody, WY.