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Parker, The way it was and might of been.

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Went by to look at my brothers pad for a sale a few weeks ago up on bean pot hill, seen ole Skyskier out front.
 

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Out in front of my dock in parker late 80’s

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Nice photo! Cool boat!!
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looks like LeMans valve covers, FE?
 

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Went by to look at my brothers pad for a sale a few weeks ago up on bean pot hill, seen ole Skyskier out front.

Did you speak with him or just flip him off while passing by?
 

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Camping at River Lodge, me and my folks in '65 with one of the first Tahiti's out of the mold in the water. Back when the lagoon was still in the old spot for kids to play in. Our place was in Bullhead for another 6 years but would meet up with friends on the strip. Within a year or two, maybe 7-8 of them bought on Bean Pot Hill and then by 71 most but not all moved down closer to the water, Marina View (my parents too), or went to the AZ side across from Needles and bought river front there. Some are still in both places. Long time ago.
 
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Found this old ad from early 70s in a booklet we have on the river from Bullhead to Blythe, this shows where the old lagoon was back in the day at River Lodge, just before the bend in the river where the newer lagoon is today. I can remember the water being warm compared to the river. It came up to maybe our waist when we were kids. I also remember there being a big tree there too but looks like it was gone by the time this pic was taken...or I'm remembering it wrong.
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Found this old ad from early 70s in a booklet we have on the river from Bullhead to Blythe, this shows where the old lagoon was back in the day at River Lodge, just before the bend in the river where the newer lagoon is today. I can remember the water being warm compared to the river. It came up to maybe our waist when we were kids. I also remember there being a big tree there too but looks like it was gone by the time this pic was taken...or I'm remembering it wrong.
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River Lodge is the first place on the river that I remember going to. To the best of my recollection, it was spring of '62.
 

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We would go there from 66-70. Stay in one of the units. Memories there are making my first shore start, think I was 12, on my new Velmar, and sitting in the water all day when it hit 126.
 

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Buy Bulhead now. Once they dredge from Laughlin south in 10 years, maybe sooner, the recreation explosion is gonna rival Havasu.
 

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Denny is that pic for sale on your website? Do you have a link?
just saw this post today,....yeah I know, nuthin like being late to the party, ...Wheeler is SUPPOSED to keep me abreast of these things !...obviously he is a slacker STILL,..........we closed the shop an I didn't renew the website, but to answer your question, yes this one and all the others of old Parker are available,.....are you still interested in one of these? let me know, I'm thinkin about doin the St Paddy's day poker run, I could bring one up.
 

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How large of a framed photo is this? I need one to give to a friend.

just saw this post today,....yeah I know, nuthin like being late to the party, ...Wheeler is SUPPOSED to keep me abreast of these things !...obviously he is a slacker STILL,..........we closed the shop an I didn't renew the website, but to answer your question, yes this one and all the others of old Parker are available,.....are you still interested in one of these? let me know, I'm thinkin about doin the St Paddy's day poker run, I could bring one up.
 

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View attachment 718609 Camping at River Lodge, me and my folks in '65 with one of the first Tahiti's out of the mold in the water. Back when the lagoon was still in the old spot for kids to play in. Our place was in Bullhead for another 6 years but would meet up with friends on the strip. Within a year or two, maybe 7-8 of them bought on Bean Pot Hill and then by 71 most but not all moved down closer to the water, Marina View (my parents too), or went to the AZ side across from Needles and bought river front there. Some are still in both places. Long time ago.
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I have a " park model " in about the same exact spot you were in . You would be sad if you saw what river lodge has turned into .

Have a friend that has a trailer there, he's been there for 25 years or so. Has a Schiada outboard.

It's like almost everything on the strip, little of it has remained the same over the last 50 odd years. I do like looking across the river to the Ca side from our place because it's still mostly undeveloped.

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We have been going to river lodge for 12 years now .I definitely don't complain about our view either . I have not noticed a schiada OB in the park . To be honest I usually have a couple of drinks in me when I'm there though .lol
 

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Any pictures of a place called "Tom's" or "Tom's Landing", it was up by the dam I believe? My parents used to camp there in the 60's.
Toms Landing. Dick and July Johnson owned it. Used to camp there with my parents until 68 when we moved to the river.
 
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