The night before last, we kept hearing a tapping on the side of the van. It was windy and thought maybe it was the cord to the antennae, after checking everything the only thing we could come up with was maybe it was the trash hanging from the shovel. We took the trash, only two small bags, off the shovel and put it on the ground. We didn't really think anything would happen with the trash, because we hadn't seen or heard any animals, so we went to bed that night with the trash on the ground. When I woke up this morning to go potty, I was just happy that it was two small bags and not a lot more...the trash was totally torn apart and running all the way down the hill we were on. Guess I'm getting up earlier than expected...to pick up trash! Lesson learned: Even if you don't see the animals, they are there...and if you don't think there's anything around, just wait! I got Savannah out of her crate and we went for an early walk and trash pick-up.
[caption id="attachment_2864" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Good Morning![/caption]
Whatever got into our trash also got into the cookware that was left outside and carried our spatula down into the sand at the bottom of the hill...so I had some cleaning to do! After clean-up, we got daddy up and headed out to the store to get just a couple of things and maybe find a nice spot to chill for the day. The other day when we were out driving, J' had seen a park and we thought, why sit up here when we might get better signal in town and we can have different scenery!? The road we drove down dumped us into the State Park, but they wanted $15...just to park! We turned around and drove down the road. About three miles down the road, we came across another park. We pulled in and parked right in front of the water on the Bridgewater Channel for FREE! We were pretty happy of our decision to move on, this place was beautiful!
[caption id="attachment_2865" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Free never looked so good![/caption]
We parked and had our early lunch of Rotiserrie Chicken. J' tried to put one of our water jugs on top but with the weight and awkwardness of it, it slipped and fell and busted the top of it off so bye-bye 5 gallon jug.
[caption id="attachment_2866" align="aligncenter" width="225"] We didn't want that anyway![/caption]
After lunch and clean-up, we went for a nice stroll down the awesome path they have on the Channel. Lake Havasu knows how to do it right! On this path they have benches, all kinds of trees, a playground, even a dog park! The path walks you all the way down to the London Bridge...I was super stoked!
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We walked around the stores taking in the view of the Channel...super clear water and The London Bridge. There were even hundreds of those Mudhens aka Coots aka Black Ducks! We walked all the way up to the top of the bridge, it was chilly up there but very beautiful.
After walking around on the bridge and over the bridge and back down we mozied on back down the trail to the dog park...gotta get The Bug some exercise!
We spent more time running around with the other dogs because we all know Savannah just hides behind us the whole time! She's funny, we let her in the gate and she takes off running and barking after the biggest dog...that dog turns around and barks and runs after her and she cowards the rest of the time. She's not the boss anymore! haha The remainder of the time is spent running around like a crazy person trying to get her to run after us, but really it just gets the rest of the dogs all riled up! What I would like to be a good hour at the park always turns out to be only about 10-15 minutes. Oh well, at least she gets that. We walked back to the van ...work time.
[caption id="attachment_2876" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Great view[/caption]
We all know Savannah was hard at work. Someone has to perfect that sleep thing! I wrapped some presents so we could get them out to our baby Owl and then I took Savannah over to the ole' 'ship wreck' for a photo shoot.
[caption id="attachment_2888" align="alignleft" width="150"] Camera Shy[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2887" align="alignright" width="150"] Captain Nana[/caption]
It was a great day. I'm so happy we did something different today. We had pretty good signal in town...still 3g but better, we didn't get kicked off as much! I was able to put my tootsies in the sand again, almost making me feel like we were at the beach and Savannah got some good exercise. I would love to come out here in the Summer time and get the real feel of what Lake Havasu is like when the sun is giving you heat stroke and you just can't get enough of it!! It doesn't get much better than this in December. Another good day in the books...no complaints here!
Oh, I almost forgot....I got pie today! And not just pie...Pumpkin Pie WITH Pumpkin Spice creamer. I told you it's been a great day!
[caption id="attachment_2878" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Got Pumpkin?[/caption]
Spice up your day with whatever makes you smile!