Back on the Move

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Trip End May 01, 2014


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South Forty RV Ranch

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Monday, March 3, 2014

After 5 weeks in Yuma, we have now made our way to Tucson for a week.  Our time in Yuma was fantastic.  From 5 to 11 couples from our Alaska Trip moved in and out of the area and we had lots of times together including lots of dinners, a trip to Mexico for the day where we were pleasantly surprised by what we saw.  Yes, you get the peddlers and the beggars, but it has become "the" place to go for your prescription drugs, eye glasses and dentist and doctor visits, and of course, your bottle of liquor!  It was surprisingly clean and was a pleasant surprise.  We went with 3 other couples who go all the time for their dental and eye glass needs and they showed us the "ropes" of getting around this tiny little area.

We went back to the "Center of the Earth" Museum to see a dedication of the History of the United States and the History of Parachuting, but it wasn't all that well organized which was too bad; however,  we did speak with a man from the "Chosen Few" (members of the Korean War effort) and this man was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and had several medals from this war.  It was very interesting to listen to this older generation talk about their experiences.  Many of them said that the kids of today know nothing about this war and what they went through.  It's sad to hear this.  

Nick and I continued to hone our Pickle Ball skills and met lots of nice people who play the game as well.  This park is a real oasis in the desert.  I went around the park and took pictures of all that this park includes so you could see for yourself.  It's hard to believe that this many amenities would be included in an RV (and park models) park.  There is also a golf course on the property and a softball league that you can join.

While here we also took in a few movies, 12 Years a Slave, Monuments Men and Non-Stop! (if you haven't seen that one yet, prepare to be on the edge of your seat (or slightly above it like I was) for the entire movie.  Very good!!

The one thing that I will miss most about Yuma was the amazing military jets that are doing their maneuvers on a daily basis.  The sound of freedom, for sure!

As you will see my Road Kill entries will now be validated! I did see a jack rabbit on the road, and I was thinking, should I or should I not pick that up for a meal!!!

 Hope you are all well and staying warm!
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Pamela on

.....and the Oscar for best photography goes to.......(drum roll, hushed crowd)....Sandy Koulichkov. (thunderous applause and shouts of bravado) :- )

Claudia on

Another fabulous blog! Stay safe & away from the road kill'

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