Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Yuma Fun and Sun




We all keep forgetting it’s not summer everywhere!

But then, we also never know what time it is.  Or what day it is. Seriously. Because it really doesn’t matter. 

I think back to my past life as an overwhelmed schedule-slave to back-to-back meetings, endless stacks of papers, to-do lists far longer than hours in a day, and waking up in the morning knowing I was already behind. 

But this life?  I might as well be living in an alternate universe. 

Back to the Base

Last week Jim invited Debbie and me for another day at the Yuma Proving Ground.  We had a great time strolling all over the base and visiting the many fine facilities – the community center, theater, dog parks, commissary, and library.  We could have spent the night on these comfy library couches. Real furniture is always a welcome treat for an RVer!  


We also stopped by the bowling alley for some vanilla soft-serve ice cream.


Jim sure knows how to show the girls a good time!

Scandinavian Festival



Saturday was also fun-filled as we attended the Sons of Norway Scandinavian Festival.  



Me and Thor


Debbie, (she of Norwegian ancestry), guides us through the various booths and smorgasbords.  



Though there is live music, sadly, we have no opportunity to polka. Here we are sharing a waffle and some other Nordic treat (names which I have forgotten, probably due to the overabundance of vowels). 


We also come away with some heavenly homemade pickled herring, polish it off before any photos are taken, and are left wanting more. 

Speaking of food ….

Prison Brewing Company

Debbie and I set our hearts on returning to Old Town Yuma to feast on this dish served up at the Prison Brewing Company.  We heard encouraging scouting reports about this grilled burger and, well, just had to. 


Extreme close-up of the topping.  That's a deep-fried avocado half, people!



We were delighted when Suzanne was able to join us and she ordered The Shank as well.  Note the embedded 'file' in the burger.  And the prison-inspired serving plates above.  Our booth has a name: Holding Cell 3.


And yes, the burger and fries are as good as they look.  The beer flight was pretty tasty too.



El Cositos



The following day, Debbie and I made a trip to town to do laundry and tacos.  If ever you are in Yuma, this taco stand is a must.  Suzanne and Debbie were there a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't wait to try it.


The fresh corn tortillas are cooked-to-order.  I’ve never had such over-the-top delicious fish or shrimp tacos.


We plan to return.  Over and over.

16 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for all of you bloggers who remind me there is a warm and sunny world beyond frozen New England.

    I'm so glad your enjoying your time in AZ. Hope you make it back out next winter so we can catch up! I can't wait to NOT be here, next year!!!

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    1. Wouldn't want to be in New England this time of year!

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  2. Boy does that burger and those tacos look GOOD! I'll sure give them a try when we make it to Yuma!

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    1. Don't miss these jewels. Hope to have more food reports soon.

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  3. YEAH!!! You made it to Tacos El Cosita! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. That Siri knows how to pick 'em. ;-)

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    1. LOL! I forgot that Siri guided you there.

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  4. Wish you could have published this two days earlier, or we were running two days later. We blew through Yuma last night and overnighted at the "Q" casino north of Los Algodones. The food at the casino was OK but it would have been a short drive back to one of the places you have made sound so good. Enjoy your AZ time!

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  5. Uff Da! Can't believe Judy hasn't posted about that festival. You're really making me question our leaving Arizona so soon. Saw the sun today for the first time in over a week. And, it's COLD. Keep on having fun.....

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    1. I know! I thought about Judy when I saw Thor's shirt.

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  6. Okay, I'm going to try that place tomorrow for a shrimp taco! Looks very yummy!

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    1. Judy,

      They close for siesta from 2 - 4.

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  7. I did not know there are Norwegians in Yuma. We're from Seattle, which is near Poulsbo, which is full of Norwegians. Our neighbors in West Seattle still spoke the language - it was stunning to hear it. I am loving your blog!

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  8. I'd be on the show my 600 lb. life if I ate the way you all eat. How do you manage to stay so thin? It all looks so goood

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  9. With all that food all I can think is lefse! It was probably potato lefse instead of flour lefse but it still would have been good. I've been known to buy flour tortillas and put butter, cinnamon and sugar on them to pretend they are lefse. That's what comes of having married a man of Scandinavian heritage. :)

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  10. Loved your comments about the alternate universe! You did a good wrap up of how it feels to us. We have loved the unlimited freedom that comes with no schedule and lots of sun.
    As our days in the sun are numbered, we are starting to make lists again. Oh well, there's always next winter!

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