A little break from the real world at Lake Havasu

Our contract at the Williams Circle Pines KOA ended on Oct 31, and our new job at the KOA in Tucson began on Nov 15.  That gave us about 2 weeks to take a break as we make our way down to Tucson.

Bet you wondered what happened to us.  I’m a bit behind on my posting!

Over the summer, many of our guests had come from southern Nevada, Laughlin and Lake Havasu.  They had come to Williams to get a break from the heat as that area of the country sees triple digits all summer.  We decided that we would check out that area of the country in a round about way to Tucson.

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Our first stop was the Laughlin Avi Casino KOA in Laughlin, Nevada.   Laughlin is located on the southernmost tip of Nevada along the Colorado river where Nevada, California and Arizona meet.   The town is known as a fun casino town.

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It is about a half day drive from Williams.  And all down hill.  We went from over 7000 feet above sea level in Williams to about 500 feet above sea level in Laughlin.

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While we missed the heat of the summer, it was still nice and warm there.  I enjoyed sitting under the palm trees and working on my laptop in my beautiful new back yard.

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On our second day there, we took the London Bridge Jet Boat tour down the Colorado River from Laughlin to the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City.

This is a great way to see the area from the water.  The trip takes about 2 hours to get to Lake Havasu City, you get a 2 hour break there to check out the bridge and grab a lunch, and then take the 2 hour ride back up the river.

And best of all, it was very affordable at about $70 a person.

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We really enjoyed the boat tour and our tour guide was incredibly informative.  Check out the green tint of the water behind Dave.  It was really that green!  Apparently from minerals in the water.

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7 thoughts on “A little break from the real world at Lake Havasu”

  1. I really enjoyed your post. I learned alot about the areas you are visiting. They are beautiful!!!!! Looking forward to your next post.

  2. Hi Dave and Suzy,
    Luv your blog. My significant other and I are just beginning to plan our journey as camp workers. We currently live in Tucson and it would be great to stop by and chat with you two regarding your experiences regarding the camper life.
    Like yourselves, we really enjoyed Laughlin and Lake Havasu. They have a really nice golf course there.

    1. Hi Grace!

      Congratulations on your decision to become full time travelers! We left Atlanta 2 years ago and have never regretted a thing! Work camping is an adventure in itself. You meet lots of great people, have lots of great experiences, and get to look at an area of the country as the locals do.

      We will be in Tucson until April 1. Hope to see you sometime!

      suzy

  3. When you go on a tour for up to 6 hours, what do you do with your dogs? Do they stay in the RV ? Thanks for any info, as we have a dog and don’t visit many places for long periods of time because of our pet.

    1. Hi Dee!

      Since beginning traveling in the RV and working at campgrounds, our dogs have always been with us. They consider the coach their home and have no problem being alone while we are gone. We have left them for as long as 8 hours while working our jobs at the campground. They keep each other company and are good about not messing up the coach.

      We generally put all the blinds down when we are gone so that they do not see anything going on outside that will make them bark, we turn the lights on, and the music up. They usually listen to Ozzie’s Boneyard. My dogs are head bangers. LOL!

      I think it helps that there are two of them to keep each other company. In the real world when we were commuting into Atlanta every day for work, we were gone an average of 12 hours a day. One of the many perks of no longer doing that is being able to spend more time with them.

      suzy

      1. Okay, thanks for your fast reply. I was just curious because we have a furboy and wasn’t sure if we could leave him alone in the RV for a long period of time while we out touring. I would hate for someone to report us for leaving an animal alone like that, especially if he barked, which he does if he hears an unfamiliar noise. Thanks again.

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