Fran & Steve's 2003 Road Trip

Part Six

Our 2003 Road Trip
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360º Panorama of Our 2000 Home
at LaPosa South LTVA

360º Panorama of Hope Arizona

360º Panorama of Slab City

Harold Drummond's RV Poem

Aerial View of Quartzsite Arizona

Our 2000-2001 RV Odessy Travelog

Our 1999-2000 Adventure 2000 Travelog

Our 1998-1999 Excellent Adventure Travelog

Tuesday (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.

Heading 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.

By the time you get to Yuma most of the fields along the road are growing food, being harvested or being replanted.

Yuma 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 Mexico.

There 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.

We 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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This last updated March 7, 2002