Lake Havasu (aka Lake Madness)

Lake Havasu City Travel Blog

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beautiful desert sunset & my ugly feet
or my first weekend in the states we packed up the car, and headed on out 4 hours through the desert out to my uncle's place at Lake Havasu in Arizona....

He's got a nice pad, and some pretty neat toys - including a Party Pontoon boat, and 21ft speedboat which i'm told packs about 750-800HP with an unknown top speed. He hasn't been able to get it going fast enough.

The saturday had some great weather, and we took a ride up the lake in the party barge. When we arrived at the lake all you could here were engines idling - nothing less than 8 cylinders. so loud. There lake was filled with massive impractical boats - only a small percentage actually had a ski pole - what the???? We headed up the lake and found a nice little cove, and set up camp for the day.
the lake - it's actually a dam on the colorado river
Enjoyed a few beers, some BBQ goods, sunburn a spot of fishing (with no luck) and a good 'ol catch up. The evening was topped off with some Margarita's and me falling asleep in front of a nail biting Lakers Game - I do suck at staying awake in front of the TV

The sunday saw another ride up the river in the Speedboat this time. Seats were limited on the boat so I caught up with my cousin Tammie who I hadn't seen in years, at some bar on the lake. After a catch up it was our turn to go for a ride....

I've been in boats before, but nothing quite as quick as this thing. I think we hit 85 mph, and it seemed like there were definately a few nags still to be let off the blocks but conditions didn't really let them free...

We had a bit of a water ski - and a special shout out goes to mum - she got up first go on the single ski! Respect! I had a bit of a go - it was good to be on the water and after only a week it felt like a long time!!! Both cousins had a crack & all enjoyed it.

The evening again began with some Margarita's and prior to me falling asleep in front of the TV, we went out to dinner, where we all overloaded on Mexican food - seems to happen a bit around here.... rightfully so when you combine the great mexican food with the american serving size! NO-ONE goes hungry. Not even me.

The next day saw the drive back through the desert into LA. Yuk.
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beautiful desert sunset & my ugly …
beautiful desert sunset & my ugly…
the lake - its actually a dam on …
the lake - it's actually a dam on…
party barge - nothin too crazy wen…
party barge - nothin too crazy we…
lineup of show boats in the canal.…
lineup of show boats in the canal…
yours truly
yours truly
ridiculously fast boat
ridiculously fast boat