Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Arizona

We awoke early among the giant trees, packed up (ie. put dog in truck), and started a long push eastward. Along the way, we spent one night in Nevada where it was all I could do to keep Oscar away from the slot machines! The next morning we crossed over Hoover Dam into Arizona. The Wonder Egg seems to be enjoying the view of the Lake Mead side of the dam.

Traveling on down to Lake Havasu City, AZ to visit Roger & Pat, we took time to drop by the London Bridge (which is no longer falling down). Built in 1831, it was slowly sinking into the clay of the Thames River under its own immense weight. It was purchased by Robert McCulloch for $2.4 million and moved brick by brick all the way from jolly old England. Oscar insisted I drive the Wonder Egg across London Bridge twice while he hung his head out the window and whistled the famous nursery rhyme. Everybody stared . . . the world is his stage, he is such a ham . . .
The evening was pleasant and cool with a beautiful sunset on display over Lake Havasu.
The next day, Roger, Oscar & I took a trip down old Route 66 to visit Oatman, AZ. Along the way we passed Ed's Kamp and the Kactus Kaffe. I'm sure it saw better business before the interstate highway was built.
A quaint little town rich with western flavor, Oatman is renown for the donkeys visiting main street to eat carrots out of the hands of tourists. Anyone see a tourist around here?

4 comments:

Trisha said...

I'm glad you kept Oscar from the slot machines. I wouldn't have wanted him to go "a stray". Oh geez, now I sound like YOU. LOL

Anonymous said...

Pete, We're back at home now, enjoying your trip with you. Looks like you and Oscar have had a wonderful, eventful time. Thanks for the postings.
Sherry & Paul

The Collins said...

Mr. Marks you're hilarious! What a beautiful view of that sunset. Hope you and Oscar are having a great time!

Happy Trails said...

We are in AZ too! Are you still here? We are in Safford! Great state park here, Lake Roper State Park in SE AZ.... about 20 miles north of I-10! Call us!