Lake Havasu City
(That's the location of London Bridge)
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It was quite a long, hot drive from Tucson to Lake Havasu.  The outside temperature was 110.  It must have been 120 inside my car!  I stopped at this Indian Center (I have to find my journal to find the name of it) on my way.
Here's a rest area I stopped at.  I thought this sign was interesting.  It warns:
Poisonous snakes and insects inhabit this area.
Right:  Made it to Lake Havasu:  That's me sitting by the fountain  in front of London Bridge.
Left:  Ahhhhh...There's the lake!  What a welcome sight after driving through the desert all day!
Here are the two people who worked at the tourist info booth in Lake Havasu.  There were no hostels listed in my guidebooks, so I  went in to ask if they knew of any in the area.  They didn't know what a hostel was.  So I asked about campgrounds.  It was almost 8pm and it was still 110 degrees out.  They said it doesn't cool down much there at night in Havasu, and suggested I stay in a hotel because of the heat.  I agreed.  I had been on the road (driving and stopping to visit places) since 4am.  I desperately needed to cool my body down!!!
Right:  I badly needed air conditioning and good food.  So I splurged and ate at this steak house in Havasu.  It's still feels a little weird eating out alone all the time.  Especially when everyone else is with their friends or family.   That's life.  But It felt great sitting down to a good meal in a cool room!
Left:  Here's the motel I stayed at.  Yep!!! That's a pool ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A pool and an air conditioned room!
You can't imagine how much I appreciated this! 
Left:  It doesn't look like much, but it was a little piece of heaven to me!  A swim, a coke cola, a shower, a good meal at a nice restaurant, a little cable TV, and a cool room to sleep in.  Time to rest and recouperate for the next days drive! 
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