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2023 Trip #1 – We’re Off

We left Mariposa on Sunday, May 14th, at about 10 am

Our first stop was an RV park in Bakersfield (180 miles). On Monday, it was on to a KOA in Barstow (140 miles), then to the Lake Havasu State Park on Tuesday (another 180 miles).

Heading East on Highway 58 across the Mohave Desert

We’re in Lake Havasu City until Friday. It’s a chance to meet old friends, dine out, and shop before leaving for the Grand Canyon.

The Effects of Desert Water

Our Campsite in Lake Havasu State Park

We Miss the Desert Sunsets

A day after we arrived in Lake Havasu, we had our RV’s living room slide out fixed. I suspected that a slide out shear bolt had broken which was causing the slide to go out and come in unevenly. When we were in Mariposa we received two quotes on getting the slide out repaired – one quote was for about $250, another for over $700. And those prices were for just showing up!

Our Lake Havasu RV repairman fixed it for $175.

Two slide out shear bolts needed replacement. All fixed!

Our campsite came with its own “private beach” on Lake Havasu. Flirt loved it . . .

Yep, she’s a water dog

After a swim, Flirt dried off in a walk through the park’s cactus garden