(1-28-03) we pulled up stakes and headed south on AZ State
highway 95 to Yuma. Quartzsite isn’t much for greenery but
the mountains to the east and those to the west change color several
times a day depending on the position of the sun..... from brown
to charcoal to purple to red.
south of Quartzsite is pretty much desert (BLM land?) until
you get to eight or ten miles north of Yuma. Maybe six or eight
miles. Groves of trees begin appearing and then green fields...
hay, alfalfa, then row crops... lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower,
radishes, etc. It’s great to see green everywhere.
the time you get to Yuma most of the fields along the road are growing
food, being harvested or being replanted.
was pretty full of RVers... snowbirds, even though we saw
a lot of rigs headed north on the highway and figured somewhere
in Yuma would have room for us. We got a space in River’s
Edge RV Park for a week ...right along the Colorado River in Winterhaven,
California just across the river from Yuma and about 8 miles from
were a bunch of wood carvers here and we went to check
them out one morning. They carve in a grove of smoketrees down by
the river. The park has a beautiful pathway for walking, with groves
for sitting or picnicking along the river. But River’s Edge
is a park with rows and rows of rigs parked too close, side by side.
Add to that the near rudeness of the staff and it makes a place
where we will not return.
found one pretty good hot spot in Yuma for doing email
and spending a little time on the web.
We enjoyed visits with Buddy and Gayle Lee, friends from Yuba City,
Diane and Roger Flaherty, Norm and Marge Starnaman, and Pat and
Bill Wall... faces for names from RV Online email.
A trip to Algondones, Mexico, scored my meds for the next year.
For entertainment one day we installed the new toilet we had purchased
in Quartzsite. Woo Hoo!
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