Snowbirds and hippies flock to Lake Havasu on Arizona’s west coast

What a fantastic guest blog I have for you to check out. But first, here’s a teaser pic to keep you reading:

Lake Havasu cove accessible only by boat and foot. Photo by Judy Crankshaw

Since 2012, John and Judy Crankshaw have been cruising the United States and blogging about it at Each fall they button up their Michigan home and, with their loyal pup Jezzy on board and Dutchman T@da camper trailer in tow, bee-bop to some of the most beautiful places the non-frozen United States have to offer.

I know from reading Judy’s blog that the Campshaws have the RV lifestyle down. They’ve figured out where to go and when to go there. It’s also apparent they love nature and appreciate the quirky people they meet along the way.

Here’s another great pic, and there’s more to read below…

Hiking slot canyon at Lake Havasu
John Crankshaw leads the way through a slot canyon at Lake Havasu. Photo by Judy Crankshaw

It’s no surprise that the Campshaws found themselves camped out near the shore of Lake Havasu for a spell in January 2018. It’s round two for them. They also came here in 2015.

They and a growing number of snowbirds have discovered the warmth and beauty of Arizona’s second largest lake situated along the Colorado River – Arizona’s western border. Arizona’s “west coast” as the Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce likes to call it.

Apparently, hippies love Havasu too. A whole flock of ’em drifted into town in their VW micro-buses during the Campshaws’ 2018 stay.

Hippies hanging out at Buses by the Bridge in Lake Havasu City, AZ Photo by Judy Crankshaw

Get the rest of the story and a bunch more pics in Judy’s post Lake Havasu Love. While you’re at it, check out her 2015 post The Havenots Visit Lake Havasu.

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