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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The London Bridge to Maricopa

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.” – Edward Abbey

Well we left Vegas and headed to Lake Havasu City. This is the small town in Arizonia where a Mr. Maculloch bought the old London Bridge in Englland, had it transported to Lake Havasu and reassembled in on the edge of the lake on dry land. He then dredged the area beneath the bridge and made a small canal to connect it to the lake forming a new island. He then built an Old English Village on the site and since then it has attracted tourists and retirees to the area. We spent the night there and then headed to Maricopa, Arizonia to see Sheila's sister and brother in law. They live way out of town on a dirt road with hills of cactus all around them. We hiked up to oneof the top of the nearby hills and got a good drenching from a rare rain shower. We did get to see a fantastic rainbow though, on the way back to the house! They put us up last night and this morning drove us into Maricopa to have breakfast. Thanks Billy and Penny! Then today we headed south to I-8 and then west toward San Diego going through some beautiful mountians in the rain and past the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail in Campo. Right now we are in El Cajon in a El Mucho Cheapo motel about 3o miles east of San Diego.

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