Thursday, January 23, 2020

More Fun in Yuma

Yuma is a great place to spend the winter, and we had a lot of fun while we were there. One day we went on a tour of Martha's Gardens, a huge organic date farm. Our tour was done by the son of the original owner.

Martha's has many, many Medjool Date Trees on their farm. The tour was wonderful!

The male date palms are very rare, but this is one. There are 50 females to every male. Great ratio!

On another day, Paul led us on a rather scary 4-wheel drive trip that goes along a ridge.

But we found some rusty stuff, so it was well worth it.

On the way back, we stopped at the "Bridge to Nowhere," a suspension bridge that used to span the Gila River, which is now dry at this point.

One day, we were invited to a gathering at Tom and Mary Jane's, who have a gorgeous house in the Foothills of Yuma. They even had live entertainment and dancing.

I did a lot of ukulele playing with the Yuma Uku-holics, and one evening we even had a concert at a local RV Park. I'm in the lower left.

Back at camp, my hummingbird feeder was very popular here!

Hey, lady, how does this thing work? What do you mean my nose is too big???

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Happy New Year!

But first, a belated Merry Christmas!

I carry around a lot of Christmas decorations for my favorite Holiday -

Way too many!

Said the wise old owl.

As usual, I spent Christmas and New Years in Yuma with the WINs. One of the first things we did was go to prison. Oh no!

The Yuma Territorial Prison operated in the late 1800s, before Arizona became a state. It looked like a very depressing place - way too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

I guess they did have some entertainment, though.

We got a great guided tour from the Marshal himself.

Nearby is the train bridge over the Colorado River. The bridge on the other side of it was the first highway crossing over the river, over 100 years old, and still being used.

I couldn't figure out how people got their graffiti up on top of the bridge!

On New Years Eve, we had a dance and pot luck at the VFW. A few even made it to midnight!

Happy New Year!