Every year the WINs spend Christmas and New Years on a tiny piece of BLM land behind the Yuma VFW. This year there are 121 attendees - amazing how we can all squeeze in here.
I found a good spot behind a dirt mound that masks the train noise somewhat.
This guy, not a WIN, pulled in the next day. Nice guy, with lots of solar panels, but -
His bus looks like it's been put together with spray foam!
One day our host, Bob, arranged a tour of the Yuma Proving Grounds. Unfortunately, it fell through, but I got a kick out of this sign - 3 whole days without an accident while going 5 mph?!?!?
Since we didn't get our tour, we spent some time looking at their collection of tanks.
The Sherman tank, "Ol' War Horse," from WWII was my favorite. You could still see the indentations where it had been shot.
Another day we went to Algodones, the tiny Mexican town right across the border where there are lots of inexpensive dentists and pharmacies. This store was something new - a health food store! All of those bags on the floor are different kinds of medicinal teas.
I also found a painting of the Disney princesses. Looks like they could use some dental work, and maybe a shave!
Near the Mexican border, on the US side, is a large pet cemetery where I buried my Molly a year ago. All year I've been meaning to do a better headstone for her. This is the new one, and I left the old one as a footstone. I felt that the old one didn't really look like her.
This one looks much better - I just hope the paint is waterproof, or I'll be doing another one next year!