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Jan 27, 2008 - Update Jan 27

Well, we have not disappeared. We have just been enjoying doing nothing much. We have not really gone anywhere since we got to Yuma. Matter of fact, we are lucky to take the vehicle out once a week and then it is mainly to get food. Last week we did take a day trip over into California. We drove up to Borrego Springs and found an RV site for the month of March. Hopefully there will be enough rain so that the wildflowers will be in bloom while we are there. That country is a desert but it is mountainous. I have posted several photos of the...

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Jan 27, 2008 - Yuma, Arizona and Algodones, Mexico

After leaving Quartzsite Sunday morning, we drove down to Yuma, Arizona to spend some more time with our friends Rick and Ann and to do more planning for our Alaska trip with them this summer. After being assured on many occasions by Rick that it “never rains in Yuma,” we were unpleasantly surprised to find that we spent virtually the entire trip down to Yuma driving through the rain. By the time we got to the campground where we were staying in Yuma, it seemed like the entire RV and truck were covered with muddy water splashed up by the...

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Jan 25, 2008 - Have we been here before?

Sometime back in 1996 or 1997 Ken and I spent a couple of days in Yuma, AZ. We actually stayed in the campground we are currently in. We have very little memory of this previous stop. Now, this could mean that we 'blasted through' so quickly on vacation that the whole trip is a blur. Or, it could mean that Yuma is unremarkable. We are back in Yuma after 10 years for a couple of reasons. First, during our travels last year we kept hearing from people that they winter in Yuma. I would have to say that roughly 75% of the fulltimers we met gave...

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Jan 23, 2008 - Yuma, AZ

A couple of hours of driving almost straight south from Quartzsite brought us to Yuma, Az. We will be here for a week or so enjoying some of the warmest weather in the U.S. right now. We are in the Kofa Ko-Op (Escapee) RV Park in Yuma which is near the Marine Base. This is the self-proclaimed "Lettuce Capital of the World" & the "10th Annual Yuma Lettuce Days Festival" is this weekend. It is celebrated on Main St. in Old Town Yuma. The Colorado River runs from north to south along the westside of Yuma. In fact, Yuma was & is a crossing...

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Jan 23, 2008 - Yuma, AZ

We finally woke to some beautiful weather, sunshine and comfortable temperatures. The dogs and I walked down to the Colorado River and watched the day start in Parker. We had a leisurely start to the day then packed up and headed to Yuma. Traveling through the desert isn't very stimulating, but we did go through Quartzite, AZ, always an interesting place. For those of you who are not familiar with Quartzite, it is a town that really isn't a town. By this I mean, there is not much of a town, just a spot on the map in the summer, but during...

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Jan 22, 2008 - Yuma

Arrived in Yuma Sunday. Never saw so many RV parks of every type!! We ended up at one called Blue Sky. Not much elbow room, but we're here, and will spend another week. The weather is great! Lows in the mid forties, and highs in the upper 60's, Sunshine, and little wind. Smiling big time! Went for a little drive around yesterday, and ended up at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Park. I'd been there before when we came to celebrate Dad's 75th birthday. Since I wasn't driving then, I don't remember much about the roads, etc., but there is no...

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Jan 21, 2008 - Tucson - Yuma

Before we depart this morning, we fill up our propane tank; the price here is considerably less than anywhere else we have been, $2.70 per gallon versus $3.25 in most places. We depart Tucson via I-10, more desert views this morning. We make a stop in Gila Bend, cheapest fuel around according to the RV 'buzz'. We have now figured out we need to go to the RV side, if they have one, because the fuel is cheaper. If we go to the semi-truck side, the price is higher because there is some form of tax included. We are driving with 'diesel light';...

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Jan 19, 2008 - Hindsights thoughts on Yuma and First Border Patrol inspection

The Blue Sky Resort in Yuma, AZ was the first time I'd felt slightly, ever so slightly, not welcome at a place. It's hard to explain even now. It's not that anyone was unfriendly, but I didn't receive the same welcome I've become used to in the various national parks, state parks, RV parks large and small that I've stayed in along the way. The campground host responded with a "good girl" remark when I answered no to "do you have any pets?" I asked about the dance scheduled for that night and he gave me some info on it, but he wasn't all...

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Jan 18, 2008 - Yuma Proving Ground-The Golden Knights

We changed RV parks a couple of times in Yuma until we found something we liked. We ended up in an older part of Yuma next to the Colorado River and a park area that is being renovated. It was a great place to ride bikes and walk. There was even a hummingbird and butterfly garden. Yuma is very bicycle friendly. There are trails along the canals and they are making new bike trails that go to the Old Town area. We went to a couple of open air bazaars and craft shows. This turned out to be another one of those places we could go back to. We...

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Jan 16, 2008 - Leaving Ajo for Yuma

Not written this for the past few days because we really haven't done anything!!! Lazing in the sun, desert walks and chatting to friends we have made on the RV Park. Went for a chat with Charles and Ruth from Texas in their airstream yesterday. We were a bit cheeky and asked for a look as we haven't seen inside one before. It was cool, a bit like an american diner! Really different. we chatted to them for over an hour yesterday evening and then I did mussels for tea. Well for Steve anyway, I had prawns. We also looked after a dog yesterday...

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Jan 15, 2008 - Our first few weeks in Yuma

It froze last night so we left for El Centro. We went through the mountains around lunchtime with bare roads again, someone is watching over us! We stopped in San Diego to pick up a massager recliner for Gary at the factory. With heavy traffic it was @ 2:30 so we asked the sales person for easiest directions to get out to the freeway again, she gave excellent directions. We arrived in El Centro @ 6:00pm so we just pulled into Wal Mart for the night. This morning, Dec.22/07 we left for our destination - Yuma, Arizona arriving around noon...

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Jan 13, 2008 - Taco Crawl, Mexican Drugs, 100 Birds, and Quirky Campground

A funny thing happened when I was surfing around on the internet the other day. I was trying to get more information on the market in Yuma. I remembered last year we went to a street market that I enjoyed, but couldn't remember where it was or what day it was on. I never did find anything about it, but stumbled on this account of two friends "taco stand hopping" down a particular street in Yuma. A Yuma taco crawl A food blog, or internet bulletin board that described a street in Yuma supposedly filled with impromptu taco "trucks" or stands....

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