Parque Natural Mexiquillo


The Really Big Show

For the annual manufactures fireworks show I had decided to splurge, $250, and stay in SARA park where the  fireworks were going to be set off from. I assumed that I would be in the center of the action and within walking distance of the grandstands. Wrong. The fireworks are set off at the Speedway and those dry camping are located line of sight 0.7 miles away at the Rodeo grounds. To get to the grandstand at the Speedway requires 2.2 mile drive through heavy traffic.  We decided not to brave the traffic getting to the grandstands and watched from our rigs at the rodeo grounds. We could see all the fireworks that were launched in the night sky, but missed out on the fireworks closer to the ground.   The better option is to camp across hi-way 95 from the entrance to SARA park. 34.450188, -114.244203  There is a no overnight camping sign that is not enforced. Camping there, for free,  you are only 0.4 mile from the fireworks and a 0.4 mile walk to the grandstands. It was dazzling show. Three nights of non stop fireworks.

There was a band each night before the show

It was a wonderful show.


Lake Havasu City

For years I have wanted to see the manufactures fireworks show here. This is the year. We have several days to explore the area before the show. 

Super Bowl Sunday

Feeling good at halftime. 
It was an exciting, nail biting game, 
with a disappointing outcome for me.

The commercials were great. I liked the State Farm ad the best.

Playing Five Crowns

There were many beautiful old cars in town.

and some beautiful new cars

I like the faux drive-in order

After enjoying the classic cars, it was an all you can eat dungenesse crab diner.


Snakes be Gone

Dual pane windows have a gasket between the two panes separating  them. Over time this gasket may move into the window space. I call them snakes because they wind along the window's edge. I found a great guy to repair my windows. Jesse Wiessner, Auto Glass Boss. 480-9623886. He spends the winter in Arizona and the summer in Indiana repairing windows. He has been fixing dual pane windows for 15 years. I had two windows repaired for $300.

Those annoying snakes

Windows out

Cutting the two apart.


Applying a new gasket

Mating the two panes back together.

Applying precision pressure to squeeze the panes together

One and half hours later, a great job completed.
No more unsightly snakes