I felt lazy today, no bike ride for me today. It took a while to
We went looking for some geocaches in downtown old Yuma this afternoon.
One of the caches was at the Yuma Armed Forces Park.
Like many cities downtown area, this one is trying to revive itself.
So far, we found four out of five caches. The next caches were in
one of the Yuma cemeteries.
It is kind of weird to see a cemetery with sand compare to grass.
They sure do remember their dead.
This plant was sparkling in the sun and it was not from water, just
from the fussiness that cover it.
Another cache was in this tree. The key to open the lock was in
the fake camera above it.
Another cache was in a shotgun shell in this post.
We also went near the Yuma Territorial Prison for more caches.
We did good at Geocaching today. We found 10 caches and only one
Tuesday December 4, 2018
Brrr, cool and cloudy today.
Today at the Yuma Civic Center, they were hosting a "Welcome Back
Visitors" event. This is a chance to see what is offered in this
city, for us people from the north. Many boots were local
hospitals, dentists, funeral homes and a few RV Resorts.
When we got back home, we mostly read. In the evening, we did go
to the hot tub for about 45 minutes.
Wednesday December 5, 2018
We have some friends who are spending the winter in a nearby desert in
California. We decided to check out if they have arrived.
Shortly after we enter California, we had to stop at the agricultural
inspection station to make sure we did not bring any fruits back in
California. It is illegal to bring any fruits in
California. They are serious about protecting their crop from
We also drive thru the "Imperial Sans Dunes Recreation Area" which is
part of the larger "Dunes
After driving about 45 minutes, we arrive at the Hot Spring LVTA.
This is a place like Quartzsite where you can park in the desert
without any services. How much to stay in here? $40 for 14
days or $180 for six months.
Obviously with a name like Hot Spring, you have to have a hot spring
nearby. This hot spring is not commercial, and it is a very basic
set-up. This is the not developed area.
And this is the developed area. As you can see, it is very basic,
but it works.
Our friends have not arrived yet. We are still happy to have come
to visit this place.
We kept going west to the next little town of Holtville, about seven
miles from Hot Spring LVTA.
WOW! Gasoline is $0.85 more expensive in California than Arizona.