Arizona Family Lake Havasu Photography RV Travel Travel Vacation Journal

Summer Road Trip–Lake Havasu City, AZ. (Day 1)

“Two o’clock,” I said to Jerry as I closed the door to our car and settled into my seat. “We’re half an hour early.” And so we were, as we had planned to leave at 2:30.  I’m hoping that early beginning portends smooth traveling for our summer motor home trip that will take us through Arizona, across several states, and that will wind up in Louisiana, before we begin the return trip to California.

Our Jeep was crammed with clothes, books, cameras, computers, a printer, and a few groceries from the fridge in Crestline. Mike had called and wanted us to pick up a 3-burner camp stove at Costco, so we pulled into the store in Victorville to see if they had what he wanted. They did, and while Jerry paid for it, I bought us each a Very Berry ice cream sundae at the Costco snack bar. Delicious, huge, and a bargain at $1.65.

It was around 6:30 when we pulled into beautiful Lake Havasu, and since we hadn’t eaten since lunch (strawberry sundaes don’t count 🙂 ) we stopped at Bad Miguel’s. Every Thursday after 4:00, every item on the menu is at half price at this neat little Mexican place.

Take a look at that sky. This place has incredibly beautiful sunsets.

Our motor home had been parked at Mike’s in Lake Havasu for a couple of weeks, and shortly after we pulled into their driveway, both he and Melina came out to greet us and to help unload everything into the motor home. What a help that was.

So here we are, first day into the trip, safely parked in Mike’s driveway. Jerry is asleep. I will be shortly.

250 miles today.


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. :)

8 replies on “Summer Road Trip–Lake Havasu City, AZ. (Day 1)”

You both looked ready for your trip as you pulled out! Have a safe and exciting trip and we will be with you thru your stories so keep us all posted! Inspire me with your pictures 🙂 Love You Both xoxo Melina


ahhhh…have a wonderful safe adventure! Sure wish your travels were bringing you closer to the Great NW! We plan to be in conroe Tx. in mid-september for the ensey’s 20th church anniversary. Also, Lord willing, we will be in St. Louis the first week of August. Otherwise, pretty close to home for us. All is well here. God is amazing as always, and the Work goes on!
We Love You!
Steve and Me


Sis. Buxton,
I love reading your blog. I never know what you will be up to next. LOL You are such an inspiration to me. At your age (not saying you are old) you still get out there and enjoy life. I think it’s wonderful.


Oh how wonderful!
Well…since I obviously won’t be able to be your chauffeur this time, I plan on “going” with you via the world wide web. I am SO excited for this adventure! Yippee!!!
LOVE you two!!! Be safe and God bless you! Oh…and have FUN! 😀


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