The Book Exchange
2029 McCulloch Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
In January I mentioned that the state of Michigan was closed. Well, who would have thought that it could get worse? But it did! After surviving the Polar Vortex, we were hit with ice. Ice on the roads, ice on the driveway, ice on the sidewalks, and most problematic—ice on the trees. This led to broken tree limbs and in some cases entire trees down. Of course that meant power outages. We were more fortunate than some. Ours was only out for 3 days. In the span of a few weeks, we experienced everything winter has to offer in the way of consequential weather.
Needless to say, my husband and I were eagerly anticipating a trip to the warm desert of Arizona, a trip that we had planned months ago. But once we had power back, then came more snow and along with it the possibility that we might not be able to get out of Michigan. Nevertheless, on our scheduled date, with high hopes we headed to the airport early in the morning for our flight from Grand Rapids. To make a long, painful story short, after 22 hours and a series of plane de-icings, flight delays, missed connections, and flight changes, we finally arrived at our Arizona destination about 2 a.m. (That's 4 a.m. Michigan time.) And what should greet us on our first day in the desert? Rain!! That's right, rain in the desert. Go figure. In that case, what's a book lover to do but look for a bookstore. Luckily, I found one relatively close to our hotel, so when the rain lessened, off I went to visit The Book Exchange in Lake Havasu City.