Thursday, January 23, 2014

So Much for THAT New Year's Resolution....

You know - the one that goes like this - "I will blog more often and keep up to date!"

So, back to where I left off... After visiting the grandkids (and their parents for Christmas, I rejoined the WINs in Yuma, AZ. I had snagged the absolute best spot where we stay in a rather noisy area, on BLM land next to the VFW. I had some very friendly neighbors.

The train tracks were right across the street from where we had our afternoon get-together.

While in Yuma, I went down to visit the graves of Phil's dog, Shadow, who died a year ago, and my dog, Molly, who died 4 years ago.

Both headstones needed a little paint touch-up.

Can you tell which one of us used to be a landscape designer?

The end of December is the Tamale Festival in Somerton, AZ, just south of Yuma. The tamales were very interesting, in a variety of unique flavors.

But the most interesting thing was the town - definitely felt like I was in the middle of Mexico!

On New Year's Day, the WINs were out bright and early in their pj's.

We never want to be late for food, and the pancake breakfast was no exception.

Last but not least, something in Yuma I've never seen, but always wanted to. This is the Morelos Dam - the last of many dams on the Colorado River, and the only Mexican one. This is how the Mexicans get the little bit of water left in the river to water the crops in the Mexicali Valley. Yes, that's Mexico right across the dam, the southern end of Los Algodones. Needless to say, the border patrol has a high presence here.


  1. I also can tell who is an artist (and who is not). ;c)

    Love trains, even in my backyard!

  2. You still blog more often and are more up to date than I am and that's my every day resolution!

  3. Great photos - you guys do so many neat things. Nice to touch up the graves of your pets - they look good.

    Gee, I haven't seen a hummingbird for quite a while now. You got a good shot. :)

  4. Awww the pet graves are sooo sweet, nice that you could visit and touch them up.

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  5. We're heading to Yuma next week. We'll have to check out that dam.
    Bought a Kozy World 10,000 btu propane heater with the bricks and love it. I look forward to these cold mornings now! Thanks for the info.

  6. Now, that's better!



  7. Glad to see you're back; missed you. Always enjoy your reports. Take care.

  8. I didn't even bother to make that resolution, I knew better. I loved the tamale festival when I went a few years ago. But I thought there were some really strange combinations for tamales.

  9. The graves look nice. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  10. Always great to see you have a post up, don't forget it's quality not quantity that counts!


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