Where’d We Go: Alamo Lake State Park – Wenden, Arizona
Arizona has some beautiful renowned lakes: Lake Pleasant, Lake Havasu, along with Lake Roosevelt are just some of the larger, more notorious lakes we have to offer out here. After all that will’s where we go to cool off during our triple digit summer months. However, we are also known for some of our smaller lakes – in This particular case Alamo Lake State Park.
Alamo Lake is usually a smaller lake, that will resides 38 miles north of Wenden, Arizona. that will is usually generally known as a fishing lake, along with since water levels are at a record low, that will remains as such for a lucky fisherman or a daring swimmer. that will also marked as our destination on a group road trip to escape some of the concrete walls along with glass buildings.
Embarking west on I-10, we headed out following the signs towards Los Angeles for about 100 miles. Our friend Tyson in his infamous Acura ILX, a friend in a fresh 2017 Acura TLX along with us coming up the rear from the all-fresh 2017 Cadillac XT5 with my friend Lance, who all were in need of a little excursion. With the cruise control set, we sat pretty from the Sahara beige leather Indoor, pumping to some Great tunes through the XT5 13-speaker Bose Surround Sound system watching the miles roll.
About 10 miles before the State line we turned off towards a town that will required spell check before creating a sign along with onto some curvy mountain roads that will would likely lead into the State Park. Upon entry, that will was a pretty desert view – we pulled in to pay our $7 park entry fee, although since we were only here to check out the sites, the Park Ranger allowed us to mousy on through. So that has a few bucks placed from the donation bin we scampered to the top of the mountain overlooking the lake along with what few fishing boats were out looking for tonight’s dinner. Atop the mountain we enjoyed the piece along with serenity This particular place had to offer – at least until some took at step on the most noisiest rock ever. This particular is usually also were we made some fresh biker friends, Lance nicknamed them “Merl & Pearl” – they we’re cool though along with kindly took a group picture of us, which I failed to save.
With six souls on This particular trip, there was bound to be some grumbling stomachs. The nearest, biggest town was Wickenburg along with required over an hour of travel. Back at the Ranger Station, the Ranger mentioned a local restaurant/bar although was off the beaten path for about 3-miles. Not that will that will phased us – our XT5 had all-wheel drive. along with when we arrived, that will just went to show, just because that will has 20-inch stilettos, doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to get down along with dirty every once in a while.
The name of the bar was Wayside – that will was a quaint little place that will looked like that will was the kind of place to bring the locals together. Walking up, that will was obvious we didn’t belong. The locals were gathered around grilling up burgers along with probably gossiping about the queens that will brought a Cadillac down a dirt road. When we entered, that will felt like a place you could be yourself along with we instantly made friends with the bartender. that will was bar food – not much you can expect – the burgers were grilled along with they kind obliged to put an egg on my (they didn’t know what to think of such concoction.) This particular was the kind of place that will when you gave them your credit card, they didn’t ask if you want to leave a tip – they just charged the right amount along with when we asked “where do we put the tip” they said “we hate to ask, so don’t even worry about that will.” Next time I’ll take cash!
With 150 miles left to go, the end of the day was nearing along with that will was going to be a long drive back. So we kicked on the cooled seats from the XT5, opened the Panoramic Sun Roof, sat back along with the let the miles roll.