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How to Know When You’re in Lake Havasu

Summer Door Knob, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

You know you’re in Lake Havasu when door knobs around town look like this.

 

You know you’re in Lake Havasu when the thermometer outside your rig reads thus.

 

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You know you’re in Lake Havasu when often you admire the London Bridge, whose ancient stones were shipped across the ocean, and erected over Lake Havasu formed by the beautiful Colorado River.

You know you’re in Lake Havasu when, weeks ago, you turned off the hot water heater, for tap water now exceeds the temperature of lukewarm.

You know you’re in Lake Havasu, when it holds the record for being the hottest place in America more days than any other city.

You know you’re in Lake Havasu when, within the freezer of your motor home, a small bag of ice melts.

You know you’re in Lake Havasu when the shopping is abysmal, but dirt work is being done for the 17 acre mall that is scheduled for dedication in March of 2008. A Dillard’s will be there and a Super Walmart, which will be one of the biggest in the United States, boasting two restaurants.

You know you’re in Lake Havasu when you visit Chuy’s restaurant and they hand out stuffed animals to identify your table when the food is ready.

 

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You know you’re in Lake Havasu when you see really big sunglasses. (Pardon the Budweiser ad.)

 

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You know you’re in Lake Havasu when you drive to the end of a street and are met with such a sight as this.

 

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

5 replies on “How to Know When You’re in Lake Havasu”

I love the pictures. Lake Havasu reminds me a little of Death Valley where Mike and I went last month. Except there is water in Lake Havasu and very little in D.V. We did think it was beautiful though, and Lake Havasu looks beautiful too. I’d love to visit it sometime. Last year when our A/C broke and it was 117 out, I put our sheets in the freezer one night before we went to bed for about 15 minutes. It sure felt good crawling under them, even though the euphoria lasted only about a minute!

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Hello, Brother Clark:

Yes, there are still boat rides, although I’m not sure about the exact one you mention.

I know what! Come pay us a visit and we’ll find out.

See you in Santa Maria

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Sis. Buxton;

I was in Lake Havasu about seventeen years ago. At that time there was a boat ride through a canyon down to I think Bolder City. Do they still have these rides? I enjoyed the ride and the canyon.

God bless you and yours;

Bro. Clark

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What a wonderful post! You take awesome photos! I always enjoy them.
See you in coooool Santa Maria in a few weeks. 🙂 Love you!

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