London Bridge and Solar Cornbread

Although we’ve been to see the London Bridge at Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a few times we went for another visit today.  Um..I should mention that it was 80F and sunny and just a beautiful day.

London Bridge at Lake Havasu City, Arizona

London Bridge at Lake Havasu City, Arizona

On both sides of the canal that runs under the bridge is a nice paved riverwalk so we walked up and down both sides and enjoyed the views.  The Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club is a group of citizens dedicated to improving the navigational lighting on Lake Havasu.  They have placed small-scale replicas of actual American lighthouses along the canal and on the lake shore.  We saw a few of them today.


Replica of Main Buffalo Lighthouse from Buffalo, New York


Replica of Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, North Carolina

After all that walking we returned to Craggy Wash for the rest of the day.  Since the sun was so cooperative today I prepared a package of cornbread mix to cook in my home-made solar oven that I had made a few months ago.  I have cooked vegetables a few times with great success but I wanted to see how cornbread would work, so this is my experiment.


Mix According to Directions on Package

Did I mention it was 80 degrees?  Oh, yes, I did.


Cook, Cook, Cook

I stuck an oven thermometer next to the covered pot and it read 200F while it cooked.  I wasn’t sure of the time required, so I let it go two hours.  That was generous; I think 1.5 hours may have been enough today.  I was surprised to see how nice it looked!  It even browned!


Finished Cornbread

People in the RV beside us were curious about the solar oven and came to see it when I set it up.  I was so excited about how well it turned out that I took some over to them.  I will do this again.  Maybe next time I’ll try something like banana bread…maybe even cake!



  • Gasoline Expense: none
  • Camping Expense: none
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3 Responses to London Bridge and Solar Cornbread

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I want corn bread so bad now! -Danielle


  3. Tammy says:

    How cool is that! I’ve seen the bridge so it’s your oven I’m intrigued with.


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