Update to Lake Havesu City and trip into CA- 3/4-6

William suggested that we add pics from Lake Havesu City, AZ and our trip through the dust storm at the Imperial Dunes Recreation Area as we entered CA.  We’re posting these now while we have a decent wifi connection.  The trip through the Imperial Dunes was scary with winds gusting upwards of 40mph.  We passed an overturned tractor trailer as we also watched some sort of dune buggy recreational vehicle fly across the dunes.  We were relieved to find a good stopping point here in El Centro, CA where we spent the last two nights waiting out the west coast wind storms.  Weather is gorgeous now, so we’re  heading to San Diego spend and will spend the next week or so there.

Sunset view from the shore of Lake Havesu, AZ looking toward rock formations across the lake in CA.

Sunset view from the shore of Lake Havesu, AZ looking toward rock formations across the lake in CA.

Lake Havesu City is a winter destination for snowbirds, much the same as FL.  This dock is part of the RV resort where we stayed on our first night there.

Lake Havesu City is a winter destination for snowbirds, much the same as FL. This dock is part of the RV resort where we stayed on our first night there.

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Beautiful blooms on this desert cactus on our hike along the shoreline at Lake Havesu City

Beautiful blooms on this desert cactus on our hike along the shoreline at Lake Havesu City

Beautiful clear water perfect for Maysea to enjoy being her Portuguese Water Dog self!

Beautiful clear water perfect for Maysea to enjoy being her Portuguese Water Dog self!

The picnic/camping area is one of 32 such places around Lake Havesu where boaters can pull in to camp for the night.  This was our destination for a swim at the end of our hike.

The picnic/camping area is one of 32 such places around Lake Havesu where boaters can pull in to camp for the night. This was our destination for a swim at the end of our hike.

The pictures that follow will explain the intensity.

The pictures that follow will explain the intensity here.  The surroundings at the Imperial Dunes looked like a scene out of Star Wars.

Imperial Sand Dunes.  The wind doesn't show up in these pics, but trust me- it was there!

Imperial Sand Dunes. The wind doesn’t show up in these pics, but trust me- it was there!

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5 Comments on “Update to Lake Havesu City and trip into CA- 3/4-6

  1. WOW what an exciting and frightening part of your journey! thanks for sharing and I am glad you are OK

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  2. We are enjoying following your travels. Such a fun trip and beautiful sights to see. We miss y’all, and Lilly and Shark Bait miss Maysea – Jane and Jack

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  3. Great to hear y’all made it to CA. Glad to hear all is well. Miss y’all!

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