OK I know that I said we were going to the Grand Canyon today, but we couldn't get a tour operator for the day, so we booked one for tomorrow and went to see London Bridge at Lake Havasu AZ instead.
For those that are interested, Lake Havasu was the lake used for that horrible B movie... Piranha 3D.
We left the campground at about 12:30 PM and headed southwest to Lake Havasu city, that's where London Bridge is, I know some of you might say, HEY I THOUGHT LONDON BRIDGE WAS IN LONDON ?! Well yes it WAS until 1968, when The city of London put it up for sale and a rich guy named Robert McCullough from Arizona bought it at auction for about 2.5 million, he had it dismantled piece by piece and meticulously had it numbered and shipped to Los Angeles by boat, from there they trucked it onto the Arizona desert where a small town had sprung up 5 years earlier.
He had it re-erected there across a small piece of water that is part of Lake Havasu and there it stands today, in a town of 52,000 people who get annual visitors that amount to 750,000. Lake Havasu and London Bridge is the second largest tourist attraction in Arizona, next to the Grand Canyon.
We spent the afternoon playing in the lake and on the beach, the temperature outside was a lovely 45 C. and the water temp was much the same. The lake is situated in the middle of an arid desert yet is the most beautiful oasis you could imagine.
At about 5:30 we packed it up and headed home, on the road back we hit Route 66 again and this time stopped at The Road Kill Cafe a must see and eat if you ever make it down here, everything on the menu has a road kill name but the food was spectacular.
The Road Kill Cafe is in a little town of about 500 or so people, (the waitress told us that last school term there were only 3 kids registered in grade one at the town school) the name of the town is Seligman AZ and it is the birth place of the trek along Route 66 in the dirty thirties.
After dinner we went home, and cleaned up and now we are going to bed.
WITHOUT FAIL, IT'S THE GRAND CANYON TOMORROW !! ;)