While the guys were golfing on Friday, the gals decided to go out for lunch.
The Chemehuevi Indians have a casino with an excellent restaurant across the river from Lake Havasu City, AZ.
It can be an all day trip by car.
The tribe provides boat transportation from the casino to Lake Havasu City.
The boat is dual purpose:
It transports workers from the casino,who live in Lake Havasu City.
The 7am and 3pm boat transports school children from the California side of the Colorado River to school.
The children take the boat as far as the landing, get off and board a school bus for the second part of their journey.
The boat charges a $2.00 for a boarding pass.
Being retired and frugal, we watch the daily newspaper for free boarding passes!!
Passes in hand, the three of us board the boat.
As soon as everyone is seated the captain rings the bell and we are off to our lunch adventure!
Like many areas of the country, the Colorado River is no exception, the water level is getting lower and lower; as you can see by the shoreline.
As we cross we see a few lighthouses:
The view from the boat is just beautiful.
We have made it to our destination.
As we walk in the door we are greeted by a beautiful waterfall.
The restaurant, 'Trail's End" has not filled up and we get a window seat.
Looking out at the view does not make me miss the Wisconsin snow and cold one bit!!!
You can see Lake Havasu City from here. (The photo is a little discolored as the windows are tinted.)
Lunch was delicious. I am sorry I ate it all before I thought to take a picture!!
While waiting for the boat to bring us back to the city, I snapped a few pictures:
The ducks were either snoozing in the sun................
or just lazily wandering around.
As we waited we could see our boat coming in to the dock; time to board and return.
As we walked on the pier to the boat, I noticed some of the handrails wrapped in rope.
At first I couldn't figure out why they would do that, looks like a wonderful area for germs to collect.
After giving it some thought, I realized the temperatures in the summer can get in to the 100's.
Without the rope wrapped railings one could get burned touching the hot metal.
It was a wonderful afternoon spent with good friends.
And that's the way it is......................