TOUR AMERICA, 2019: YUMA, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Rancho Rialto RV Resort, Yuma

January 16, 2020

Temperature 68 Degrees

Around Our Community

Hiking the Wetlands

One More Coach to Check Out – Right in our Backyard

So there wasn’t much planned for today.   We were going to check out another coach and that was about it.  But before we get to that, here is more of our community.

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Work of art in metal

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I’m not sure what this is, but it is different and interesting.

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A tasteful front yard.

Now, let me introduce you to

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The Colorado River was at once friend and foe.  At times the river was as much as seven miles wide in the area of the Yuma crossing.  Yuma was completely destroyed at least four times due to river flooding.

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Starting in 1905 dams were constructed on the Colorado that brought positive change.  They brought a safe and secure supply of water and power.  They also created one of the largest and most productive farming regions in the world.

 

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I decided to see for myself what the wetlands were like today.  So I decided to go hiking.

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Here is the Colorado River today at the location of the original crossing.

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Yes, I even took the time to dip my toes in.

Now we come to today and our continuing hunt for a new coach.

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This is a 2005 Newmar Mountain Aire that we discovered in an RV park around the corner from us.

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This is a one owner coach whose owner was a heavy equipment mechanic.  He has meticulously maintained the coach and has a three ring binder about six inches thick listing all work done with receipts.   The list of upgrades is extensive.  What’s more he was upfront and honest with us and openly shared the few minor things that are wrong with the coach.  We spent a good deal of time looking the coach over and envisioning what it would be like to live in it.  We have one, maybe two more coaches in this area to check out but I’ll be honest with you this coach right now is on the top of our list.

Another day on The Road of Retirement is in the books.  It was a different kind of day in that it was overcast with the sun only peeking out on occasion.  The kind of day in which the Southern Pacific Hotel would probably be obligated to give out a few free meals.  Its time now to wrap things up and get ready for some shut eye.

Thanks again for sharing our day with us.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2019: YUMA, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Never thought about wetlands in Arizona. That RV looks really nice. Think you and Barbara could be happy calling that your home?

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