Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yuma, AZ



I left the serenity of Joshua Tree yesterday for an overnight at Barbara and Jeanne’s BLM spot near Ehrenberg, then moved on to Quartzsite today for laundry duty.  After all that lovely peace and quiet, I was feeling a bit petulant toward the crowds and traffic that continue to clog Quartzsite.

I moved on to Yuma, stopping for a working lunch at this scenic spot on US 95.  

Kofa Wildlife Refuge’s Palm Canyon.

I'm overnighting at the Quechan Paradise Casino

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among a massive flock of snowbirds.


I opted for this casino when I saw it is just off Penitentiary Avenue – which sounds a little exciting and dangerous, but not too much.


Turns out, Penitentiary Avenue is the route for visiting the Yuma Territorial Prison Historical Site.  Oh well.  Maybe next time I can deliver some blog-worthy drama.

I’m looking forward to joining my road trip gang at their gathering spot but I’ve been battling a cold for the past 5 days and don’t want to spread infection.  (Nurses aren’t supposed to do that.  I learned that in school). 

I’m hoping these rather mild symptoms will be outta here tomorrow or the next day.  I'm ready to join my friends but also ready to discontinue the decongestants that are making me a tad loopy. 

Meanwhile, there is shopping here!  And it's winter so ... I need to visit the thrift stores for some summer clothing. You know, just like this summer I had to visit the thrift stores for winter clothing.  

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  1. Kim, being from the Land of Enchantment, you need some green chile for that cold - will just blow it away.

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    1. Emily, I love the sound of that remedy!

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  2. I hope the cold goes away really soon. BTW, I went to the Dollar Tree today to get another microwave cooker and they were totally out. She said they went like hotcakes, so you must have gotten there exactly at the right time. :)

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    1. Too bad. Looks like there is a Dollar Tree in Yuma. Maybe I'll pass it tomorrow making the thrift store rounds. I still haven't tried mine - my dinner plans got derailed by an unexpected encounter with an in-and-out burger. :-)

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  3. Ha, loved your mention of the old Territorial Prison......I visited there when we lived there in 1972. They even let me leave after our little 'visit'. Get well soon.....having a cold sounds like NO fun at all.!

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  4. I may have passed you on the road this afternoon on 95. I should have waved! ;)

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  5. Well darn! It's too bad you are under the weather...we had a bloggers meet up last night and it would have been great to see you. Wishing you a quick recovery!

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  6. Didn't know you'd be here so soon or we would have invited you to dinner. Come up the hill and join us today!

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    1. Can't wait! Just want to make sure I'm not going to sneeze on you. :-0

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  7. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  8. We saw a beautiful light colored van driving slowly past the Casita convention at Dome Rock a few days ago..wondered if it could be you. Bloggers row is way in the back..just before the hill. Safe travels..hope you find something interesting in Yuma.

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  9. Always a nice spot to live for a bit. If you look east and see the big groups of trees in the distance there's folks living out there. Some friendly some not so much!

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  10. Whee thrift store shopping a girl after my own heart! Get better soon though!

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