I finally made it. Lake Havasu, a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, sitting on the border between California and Arizona. A place many of my friends for the past 15 + years have made their holiday weekend and summer destination. While I was planning international trips every one of my summers, I would hear the stories and see the pictures that would come of Havasu weekends. Part of me always wanted experience the river for two reasons, I love new experiences and something kept bringing them back. But alas, I never had a friend with his own boat or was chosen as one of few guy spots available on the boat. And I wasn't going to go to the river just to party at bars. Lame.
Well thanks to my friends Bobby and Julio, that changed this Memorial day weekend. I got the invite and I took it. I must say that I loved being in a beautiful place of nature, enjoying time with friends, meeting new faces, jumping in the water, adult beverages and being surrounded by beautiful landscapes as pictured "the Gorge". Now toss in some fun bars & mankind's biggest baddest toys- taking music, power, speed and excitement to all sorts of highs. This clash of worlds reminded me of weekends in Glamis. Which is also a really good time (if you have friends with said toys).
While I still would suggest to many to constantly indulge in new adventures. I always knew the river would be a good time, I finally got to experience it for myself and know why it draws so many back year after year. I would much rather do this than say Vegas.
I got the Havasu crew approval and I look forward to future trips, to do it all over again with these peeps. It was a great weekend! I hope yours was as well.