Friday, November 11, 2011

London Bridge is Falling Down

LondonBridge_LakeHavasuThe details are a little fuzzy, but back in the early 1960’s when the London Bridge first came up for sale my grade school teacher had each of her students write a letter to “the seller”.  The letters were a sales pitch to sell the bridge to the town of Richland, Washington offering a dry climate perfect (or at least that is what we were told to say…) to preserve the bridge.  Obviously, the letters did not work since the bridge was sold to a developer in Lake Havasu City.  It was worth a try.  [Picture courtesy of Wikipedia]

I had lunch today with a friend (Julie from the Olympic Peninsula) at Shugrues restaurant overlooking the London Bridge—great view and great company.  You really do not see bridges constructed like this anymore with the arches over the water and big blocks crafted to fit together neatly.  Julie mentioned that if you boat under the bridge you can see remnants of the World War II bombing scars.  And another bit of trivia includes a movie made with the bridge--the spirit of Jack the Ripper trapped inside one of the stones now unleashed in the Wild West. 

400_slide04While I was seeing the town, Mike played golf with Julie’s husband, Lloyd, at the The Refuge.  Beautiful golf course overlooking the lake. 

We had no idea Lake Havasu City was this populated (but not too much) and offered so much to do—fishing, boating, hiking, golfing and a respectable amount of restaurants and shopping.  A clean little town with a diverse population of young and old.  And lots of young during college spring break.

Did I mention it is 70 degrees outdoors?  Fun day and fun friends. 

Back in travel mode headed for Florida. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you like microbreweries but there is one that we enjoyed last year when we were there. It is right next to London Bridge, Barley Brothers. It has a great brown beer. Hope you enjoy Lake Havasu.


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