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Yuma on the Mexican border

LaCinda And Stephen picked us up for the 3 hour drive out to Yuma in Arizona. It is just over the Californian border and a only a few miles from the Mexican border. It was dry rocky and sometimes mountainous desert we drove through.

Yuma was settled in the 1850's and was a western cowboy town The population quadruples with the "snowbirds" from Canada -October to May escaping the cold Canadian winters and living in one of the many RV parks on the outskirts of town.

It was a very dry heat and was 108 degrees F- 40 degrees C every day. No one walks around and there are no outdoor eating cafes. Everything is so spread out with wide expanses between everything. There was orange and lemon groves and Yuma is the biggest grower of lettuce.

The Colorado River is very small due to all the dams upstream

We were taken to the Cracker Barrel restaurant which has amazing home style cooked food - oh my gosh. So yummy and so many calories!!!! Also ate at another restaurant the best ever burrito.

After 5 nights here we were driven to Phoenix Arizona where we flew out Canada via Denver.

On the way we stopped at Datelined and had an amazing Date milkshake

Saw the 3:10 train into Yuma

Driving from San Diego to Yuma

Driving from San Diego to Yuma


Desert

Desert


Californian Desert

Californian Desert


Desert

Desert


Desert

Desert


Out for lunch

Out for lunch


Lunch restaurant - old underground casino

Lunch restaurant - old underground casino


Bridge over the Colorado River

Bridge over the Colorado River


Colorado river

Colorado river


Showing off a  fish he caught  by hand

Showing off a fish he caught by hand


Colorado river

Colorado river


Arizona desert on the way to Phoenix

Arizona desert on the way to Phoenix


Cactus

Cactus


Cactus

Cactus


Airport goodbyes to LaCinda and Jade

Airport goodbyes to LaCinda and Jade

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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