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Nov 2, 2019 - We have arrived in Yuma

We got underway at 0730 this morning. The weather is a bit hazy and smokie due to the fires here in Bakersfield but it is sunny and warm under the haze. It is supposed to be 80+ in Yuma today. We headed up Tehachapi and it was very dry and brown looking. We usually go home this way in the spring, so I guess I am just used to it being green. Not today! The traffic has been pretty light, except for the San Bernardino area. Where there is always lots of traffic. There is nice new pavement near the Boron plant into Kramer's corner and for a...

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Sep 15, 2019 - Winter Quarters - Cocopah

/// September 15, 2019 Winter Quarters – Cocopah Yuma, AZ // End of Season Report: As usual, we have been busy since our return to Yuma and I just keep putting off getting to this post entry. // We departed Williams, AZ early on September 15th. Our route today would take us west on I-40 and south on US 95 to Lake Havasu City for an overnight stop. It was an easy drive off the ridge and the road conditions varied. We made a quick rest stop outside of Kingman. Shortly thereafter the AC on the FORD F-350 Super Duty began to give out. Damn,...

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Apr 13, 2019 - Arizona Desert Flowers

We spent several months in Arizona this winter and spring. It was wonderful! We took many drives out in the desert and were amazed at all the beauty. It is now on to other beautiful nature in other environments. Any of you that know me know that I love flowers, trees, critters, bugs and most anything in nature. I have put together some of the best of the desert blooms. I don't know what they all are so I didn't put any names on them. I do hope you enjoy all this beauty as much as I did!! We spent much of our time in Yuma and I have to have...

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Apr 13, 2019 - Yuma, Arizona Az West RV Park

Went to Mexico again to buy a t-shirt. And a poker book for Jocelyn. Came back across the border and w3nt to visit Yuma Territorial Prison. On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Thus began the legend of the Yuma Territorial Prison. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within the walls during the prison's 33 years of operation. You don't have to wait until 3:10; the park is open from 9-5 daily (see hours here) so stop in...

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Apr 12, 2019 - Back in Yuma

Drove back to Yuma for 2days then we will be on our way to Camp Verde, Arizona to visit with Emily and Mike.... While in Yuma we visited the Yuma Territorial Prison, which is now a state park. A Native American tribe, “Yumans” hand made all the 60,000 Adobe bricks to build the prison.

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Apr 6, 2019 - Yuma AZ, where has 6 months gone

Well, our almost 6 month stay here in Yuma is coming to an end. We hit the road tomorrow morning heading back east to Myrtle Beach SC. We call it the 85365-29576 trip. ** It has been amazing to see the fields here transition from winter grown crops to summer crops such as wheat. Some of the wheat here is already 16" tall! While out "surveying" the crops, we made stops at Martha's Date Garden's and a place called On the Farm. Date shakes from both places were good, but the date shake made with butter pecan ice cream from On the Farm was the...

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Apr 5, 2019 - Still n Yuma

We are doing some house keeping and fixing a few things in 5he camper today. Tomorrow we will be at Joshua Tree National Park. A big dessert. To day we stoped a the center of the earth spot. A man who retired from the the marines started this buy buying several acres of land and named it Felicity. That is the name of his wife. Together they built at area for displaying on large square marble panels weighting 477 lbs. There is so much more but will tell you later.

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Apr 5, 2019 - Center of the World/Museum of the History in Granite

We went to the center of the world....yes sounds crazy...a marine Lt Colonel bought hundreds of ares of desert land right over the California border. He wanted to make people curious of what in the world was The Center of The World. He actually built 18 monuments that are dedicated to history. Example one has all the names of Marines that were killed in the Korean War. There were 18 one hundred foot triangles shaped from granite. The monuments are all 100 feet long. There are 62 granite panels. Each panel weights 477 lbs. The monuments are...

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4 Rolling Stones

Mar 25, 2019 - Its to hot to be here now

Not bragging about the heat...in fact we are stuck in our RV with the air cond running all day,not happy about these high temperatures. This week will be 28C-31 C ,It would be great if it was around 25 C max. However we have one week to go to our departure and will sit it out, but this is good to know for future reference as to when the Yuma temps rise to high for us.Should leave Yuma no later than March 15th unless we want to boil!! Something we need to add here about the desert blooming in the spring. Well we have had a lot of rain here...

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Mar 23, 2019 - Last concert - Yuma Arts Theater

What a fun night,had tickets to a "Buddy Holly "tribute band.They kept us entertained for over 90 minutes with a high energy show that was worth every penny of the $25 ticket price. Will be sure to see them again if we get the chance. Check them out on Facebook under "Notfadeawayshow"

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Mar 21, 2019 - Return route & schedule

Slowly organizing and putting stuff away for our departure next week. There will be other entries added as we move move north with more interesting places to see. This will not be the last entry of this journal until we return home. April 1st - Parker AZ April 2nd - Boulder City Nevada April 3rd - Rachel Nevada April 4th - Route is dependent on any weather reports at this time. It might be due north or west. April 5th - ?? Home arrival date... April 10th

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Mar 20, 2019 - Howling at the Moon

They have this festival here called "Howling at the Moon". It happens every time there is a full Moon in the fall and winter. They have it in the east side of the Foothills near the BLM land. So we decided to finally go and check it out, since it shouldn't be very crowded this time of year. Butch and Julie were game to go too, so we threw our lawn chairs in the back of the truck and hit the road. It starts at 3:00 pm, and there is a live band, dance floor, food trucks, and its kind of an "outdoor rock concert vibe". People come with...

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