Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boondocking in the Desert

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

We are in Lake Havasu City, AZ, so close to California that our cell phones often pick up CA towers and change our phone's time to match the Pacific Time Zone. We are here for the yearly pyrotechnics show, Winter Blast. Winter Blast is only open to those in the trade, but they shoot off fireworks for several nights as they test new displays, and it is said to be one of the best fireworks shows ever.

There are a lot of folks boondocking (parking free without hookups) on Bureau of Land Management land all around Lake Havasu City in anticipation of the show. The hilly desert here is criss-crossed with narrow roads and ATV trails, which makes for some adventurous parking.

This guy apparently thought the view of the fireworks from a high, albeit narrow hill would be worth the hassle of creative leveling when the ground just wouldn't cooperate:

"Just put boards under the jacks. If we put some going one way, and the others going the other way, it should be super-safe!"

"Honey, it's not too high -- just take a flying leap!"

No thanks, I'll stick with the state park!

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