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||To the south of Laughlin, about an hour's drive, is Lake Havasu and a little piece of England.|
|England? The original London Bridge, to be exact. The bridge was built over 150 years ago in England and spanned the Thames River. It now sits astride Lake Havasu's Bridgewater Channel (although most don't know that the bridge was reconstructed over dry land and then the channel was dug to allow water to flow under it).||
||Even the City of London dragon made it across the pond. The bridge was bought in 1968 and dedicated in its new location 10 Oct. 1971.|
|Visitors are encouraged to explore the area around the top and base of
the bridge. The water has its share of ducks just waiting for you to bring
them some bread. The area around the bottom of the bridge is an English
"village" with shops and other attractions.
Fitness buffs will want to run up the stairs to the top of the bridge.
||During the Christmas holidays the village is extensively decorated and at night almost everything is lit with thousands of lights. It's a sight you should not miss.|
|They also have a lighted boat parade during the holidays. This "train" is actually a chain of boats. (Photo courtesy of a friend.)||
p.s. Public thanks to friends in Lake Havasu City who drove up to Laughlin, carried the family around for a day, returning us to Laughlin and then driving back to Lake Havasu!
Now, let's drive on to Kingman...
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