2018 December Week 1 & 2

Leaving San Diego we traveled to Yuma. On our second night we had an overnight guess, Deb (Linda’s Sister) stopped by on her way back to San Felipe, Mexico where her and Joe are residing. Getting a ride down we went to spend a nght with them. They have a beautiful house overlooking the Baja Gulf. We walked the downtown area and along the beach drive. The Battins own a dune buggy so the next morning we rode the beach.

We went to the Yuma Territorial Prison which is now an upgraded State Park with more exhibits. Later in the week we went to a city park to do some walking/hiking along the Colorado River. Adding in a rain day and cleaning day that about coveredour time there.

Returning to Picacho KOA, a place we stayed at in May, it was alot cooler but still mid 70’s. We traveled to Chandler to meet up with Pam, Linda’s other sister, and Bob for a chance to walk a mall, have lunch and catch up on the last few months. We went to the Pinal County Museum in Florence and spent some time reading the historical plaques. Florence has alot of history in Arizona. The next day we visited Marge, who just celebrated her 98 birthday on Christmas and her son Howard.

We did not make our hike up to Picacho do to some food poisoning. We ate dinner Friday night and spent the week-end recovering before bouncing back and going to the Casa Grande Ruins. It is an interesting place to learn about the native Americans who settled the land in the 1400’s and had irrigation canals from the near by Gila River.

Then it was time to move again. Now we were heading back to Benson, AZ and a couple of things we did not do in May.

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Hills outside  of Yuma
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Heading for the border
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Part of the upgraded border security
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Bienvenidos Baja California, Mexico
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The entrance to the Battin’s development
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the shore road in San Felipe
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Mango and regular Margarita
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Toast to family and our adventures
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Road back to the Battin’s at sunset
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the tide is out. lost my tide is in. this is the north americas third largest tidal change
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back porch with outdoor shower
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going for breakfast
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The tallest peak in Baja to the left. Our ride on the left.
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On the beach
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stop along the way
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some of the cliffs
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Vista point with the tide in
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Base of the property with the tide in
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Back home, in Yuma, with our Christmas lights
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RV park lights
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Yuma territorial Prison water tank with guard tower over the top
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View of St Thomas Mission from the prison
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Dining hall, now museum, on right. Cells on the left.
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The main cell block. Flooding from some rain.

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Yuma snowman
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The colorado River. California on the other side.

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Added Christmas Lights. But includes 4th of July, halloween and valentines day for future use.
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back at Pichacho
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horse stable behind the RV park. Roping training provided at the ranch.
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Set up to sit out with the flys from the neighboring ranch
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Another Benson AZ sunset
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Historic Downtown Florence
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Added a light to the flagpole for 24 hour flying. Long may she wave.
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At the ruins.
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The big house with the walls of the homes around the main structure.

 

 

 

 

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