Our winter just wouldn't be complete without a trip or two to the Desert Bar, in Parker, AZ. Denis and Janine (Ontario) picked us up this morning and we drove the two hours to get there. It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed our outing.We listened to the band "Hard Rain', who hail from Los Angeles, and play every President's Day weekend at the Desert Bar. Well, the music was fantastic - good old rock and roll - a mix of music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Very talented group of musicians.
We can never believe how much this place changes each year. This being our 5th year visiting the Desert Bar it was interesting to see all the additional seating areas. This area you are viewing is the newest - they now have the stage down in this huge wash....They had a New Years Eve party this past year and we heard there were over 3,000 in attendance!!
And this is a new attraction - they were offering helicopter rides from the open space behind the bar area.
People from all over come to visit this bar that is located in the middle of nowhere - 5 miles into the desert down a dirt 'path'. Here is a group from northern Alberta - a little town called Falher, which is only a short distance from where I lived for 30 some odd years (Grimshaw, AB). As it turns out we know some of the same people. It sure is a small world!
We spent the afternoon, sipping, listening and visiting and as we were leaving we had to have our picture taken in front of the chapel 'facade' in the parking lot.
We stopped at a well recommended micro-brewery pub called "Mudsharks" in Lake Havasu on our way back to Bullhead City. There we had dinner and sampled the beers they make.
Very interesting flavors!
Just give me a Coors Light and clamato - I'm happy with that!!
We had a great day - great entertainment with great friends!!