Ringing in the New Year

January 3, 2012

in Adventures

The family and I were invited to ring in the new year in Lake Havasu with some friends. We hit the road Thursday night and hit the sac pretty much as soon as we arrived. Friday morning the plan was to launch the boats and head over to the Bridge for lunch. Sounds simple enough right? Wrong…

It turns out they are doing some maintenance work along the shore of the river so the water level had dropped almost 3 feet. Uncertain that we would be able to launch the boat where we were because it looked too shallow, we caravaned (3 boats and a couple of cars) to a public launch ramp. After further inspection of the launch ramp the guys determined that this launch ramp was worse than the one where we were staying. —So we caravanned back. Once all boats we braced the cold wind and headed up to the Bridge. We stopped at a couple of restaurants only to find that they weren’t open. We kept going until we got right to the Bridge and decided to park the boats at the first set of docks we came across. We got off the boats and took a walk around… nothing was open. We saw a Mexican restaurant on the other side of the channel which appeared to be open. A call was made to the restaurant, and we were in luck! They were open!

While half the group was busy untying their boats in order to move them from one side of the channel to the other.

 

The other half decided we could use a little exercise and walked across the bridge instead. We went straight into Javalina Cantina. Were we were greeted, seated, and sipping on margaritas in no time.

I chose to feast on grilled shrimp tacos. They were perfectly seasoned, cooked, and went amazingly well with my house margarita.

After lunch we walked back over the bridge and stopped for dessert at a little ice cream shoppe. I had a scoop of espresso chip ice cream in a sugar cone… mmm, mmm, mmm.

 

Later that evening we enjoyed some Pear Spice Martinis, English Toffee, and some cool tunes.

 

On New Year’s Eve Captain Randy offered to take us for a ride on his ride.

 

We got to watch the sun set while floating in the middle of the lake. —It was pretty sweet. Captain Randy pretty much made everyone’s day.

 

Later that evening just before midnight the boys added a little extra sparkle to the night.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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