Friday, November 7, 2008
Driving to Lake Havasu City
We left Indio and headed east on I-10. We were amazed at the size of the desert area that seemed to go on and on. We stopped for lunch at the Willy Wells rest area and I noticed the sign above saying to look out for rattlesnakes! Orinda and Cody, the photo dog, were very impressed!
This is a picture of the desert that is typical of this area and is right outside the rest area. I was really interested in the fine sand that covers the area. I would hate to try and cross this desert in a horse and wagon!
We got off of I-10 at Quartzsite, AZ which is the noted boondocking location. We saw a number of RVs camped in the desert area on the BLM land, which you can stay on for a very small fee a year.
Taking Hwy 95 north, we traveled along the Colorado River. Amazing, a beautiful river, brimming with blue water, in the midst of the desert.
The scenery is wonderful with hills and mountains rising abruptly from the valley. We enjoyed the trip and look forward to exploring the LAke Havasu area.