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Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Tier Drop RV Park

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Sunday, February 19, 2012

Our trip from Ocotillo Wells went well.  We passed through Yuma, a town of about seventy thousand souls just after lunchtime.

We're out in the desert again, near a town of about two thousand souls and lots of cacti.  The park is nice, with a swimming pool, hot tub and laundry facilities.  Our primary purpose in stopping in the are was to get Lynn's coiffure rehabilitated.  As a man with no hair, it's a wonder to me how that all works.

She had an appointment for Saturday at the Yuma Beauty College.  Not wanting to spend any time around so many foreign hormones, I walked two blocks to the local Mardi Gras Celebration.  It was basic, but nice. I saw no resemblance to our time in N'orleans last year, but there were lots of folks and lots to see and eat.  The highlight for me was the Turkish Belly Dancer...go figure.  Pun intended...  I got a few shots of her and offer only one so you can see that it happened.

I had an ice cone and that was the second highlight.  The sky was blue with little breeze and about seventy degrees.  Don't you just yearn for those temperatures?  

I returned to the car, which incidentally was parked in the shade. Lynn was finished shortly later and we headed somewhere.  Dang, I hate it when...oh yes, we headed to the Flea Market.

This Flea Market was the largest I've ever seen.  it covers an area of forty acres.  I scored on a piece of RV equipment that I've been looking for, plus a tall doorstop for the BR door.  When we're not completely level, we need one.  The modified, white duct taped toilet paper roll worked fine, but now we're upscale.  The total cost was $11.50 and I offered the clerk $10 and asked if he bargained? "Can you keep a secret?", he asked.  "What secret?", I answered... So I goes.  My dear, departed mother taught me that all they can say is no. Thanks Bernice!

We left the market and returned to the Tier Drop.  

Sunday we tried again, in vain, to go to church.  On the 'net, I found St. Joseph the Worker Church, near the park.  It had a noon mass, so it said.  Unfortunately, wrong again. That mass was in another town. God knows we've tried.  Is there a message therein?

We headed out and did one geocache before going back home for lunch.  It was a good day, in spite of the spiritual setback.

We took off again after changing into our civvies, Lynn, and I into my hiking boots to do some serious cache finding.  We tried three different places but had all Did Not Find experiences.  I think that the phone is overloaded and we'll have to look for a dedicated geocache GPS.  Maybe in Yuma tomorrow.

The sunsets have been great.  I'm including a couple of shots, plus a 1939 Plymouth shot from the Market.

All in all, we love the desert and are having a blast!  Keep comin' back, we will.

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Mary C. on

Yesterday our annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition arrived....When I open this edition of your daily blog with the picture of the belly dancer I thought that perhaps this was your attempt to keep up with Spts. Illus. Good try, Ralphie!

ferd on

Love the sounds perfect! Mild here no snow as predicted! Great looking ole long did you watch the belly brancers? It would be neat to take advantage of that large a market! WOW! Hugs...

Dennis on

A Turkish belly dancer in Yuma, AZ. Who would have thought? Leave it to you Ralph. Lookslike you are having a great time.

Sus on

Sounds like fun....I love a good flea market.

Mike Noble on

So you get sun, warmth, great hiking and a flea market too! One of my favorite things to do ever...flea markets ...since 1967. Well, I will put that one on my map. Til then I will have to settle for all the pawn stars, locker wars and antiques shows I watch on TV. All the sunset pics you have, well, you should do a slideshow with music of them. and how long did you watch the belly dancer? The 39 plymouth looks cherry and totally restored. Well, time to go out and shovel the latest snowfall...I know, I know, you are totally envious of me.

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