WELCOME to our newest followers, Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog. They have a Lazy Daze motor home, and have been RVing at least since 2005. Right now they are planning their next trip, which is to leave about April 10 and return home in mid-December. Heading west. Maybe. Ed and Carol, we are happy to have you along with us, and we hope you are able to leave on April 10! :)
I am writing this from The Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area, which is located North of Yuma on the California side of the Colorado River.
It's pretty nice here, so far. Very different from Quartzsite. This campground is on the top of a flat hill/mountain on a level gravely, dirt type surface.
Last night after dark, I heard the wild burrows braying right near our site, and this morning there was burro poop right near us. Katie was barking like mad as I opened the window coverings to see if they were at all visible. I didn't realize there were wild burros here, but I'll try to get a picture if I can.
There don't seem to be any birds or other small critters near our campsite, I expect they are more comfortable closer to the vegetation that gives them cover. There was one red breasted hummingbird that flew up to the dinette window this morning, though. I immediately got out my new hummingbird feeder, filled it, and now its on my window ready for any birds that come by.
The weather yesterday afternoon and so far today is perfect. Last night I had the best breezes going through The Palms, and it's warm and breezy now. So far I like this LTVA better than Quartzsite or Hot Springs, except that there isn't a town close by. It's 25 miles from Yuma, AZ, and I don't know how good the roads are that way. I came in from Highway 95, going south from Quartzsite, and the road here was longer than I expected, and after a while, not the best dirt road.
The Highway 95 entrance to this LTVA goes past the Yuma Army Proving Ground. At the road entrance off 95 are these guns, one on each side of the road:
Then, up the road a bit is a display of lots of tanks and artillery from different wars. I was a little emotional looking at them, and only took one photo. It's sad we need these:
I've been trying to get a photo of this cactus in flower for a while now, and all of a sudden, they are everywhere.
Katie was even willing to sit outside by herself for a little while this morning.
I was ready to leave Quartzsite, and wanted to start heading back to Glendale, AZ to have my solar system checked out by Ron, the owner, then I'll know everything is good with my electrical system, and I'll be able to head north with no worries. I talked to Ron, and he said he'd be happy to check out my system, just let him know when I want to come in.
So, we'll hang out here for a while, I'm not sure how long I want to stay.
From me and Katie, see you next time! :)