Thursday, 12 January 2006
Getting to Know Yuma and Area
Neither of us have been to Arizona before so this area is new to both of us.
Today we left the RV at about 11:00 a.m. leaving Bib behind to guard the RV. It's too hot sometimes now to leave him in the truck if we're out taking photos. First we drove up Business 8 to see if we could find WalMart. There are two WalMarts here and neither are really easy to find. We were also looking for a Verizon store as my phone hasn't been showing message waiting for some time. We found one WalMart, then started out to find the other but wound up driving outside of town looking at scenery. We did find the other WalMart as well as the Verizon store but there were too many people at Verizon so we didn't stay.
There are literally field after field here of vegetables. I didn't realize so much produce was grown in this area. There are also citrus groves and date palms which produce Medjool dates. Medjool is considered to be the gourmet of the date family. Shown above are photos of the produce fields and date palms.
We had lunch at a Taco Bell and then continued driving around just to get to know the city and see if there was anything to photograph. We stopped and picked up a few groceries and got back to the RV at about 4:30 p.m. to a hungry puppy dog.
By the way, it was another nice sunny day, 76F with a light breeze!