After Quartzsite, Phil and I headed back to Yuma so he could continue with his dental work across the border in Mexico. The BLM land behind the VFW has got to be the worst camping spot ever, right next to the highway and a busy railroad line, but it's fairly convenient.
Fortunately, we got our favorite spot back in the corner, which helped a little.
The good news - due to the warm temperatures and some rain they had back in the beginning of winter, flowers are popping out all over. Some orange thingies -
And some purple ones. (Don't I sound like an expert?)
The fields of Yuma produce over a BILLION dollars in crops each year. Watching the harvest is fascinating. First, the guys on top assemble boxes and line them with plastic. Then the guys underneath catch the picks from the pickers, pack (in this case) 24 heads of Romaine lettuce in each box, spritz them with a little water, close the box, (all in a matter of seconds), and send the box on a conveyer belt to -
This strong "ham" who stacks the boxes on the trailer behind the tractor. Meanwhile the tractor is VERY slowly moving forward with the trailer and assembly platform all by itself.
If you'd like to see how fast this all happens, here's a short video.
Well, we've covered trains and automobiles, but what about planes? Almost every night, crop dusters take off from the runway just on the other side of the canal from us.
It goes on until 1 am, sometimes back and forth on the fields near us.
I don't know about you, but this is all I can think about...