Not all deserts are created equal

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of United States  , Arizona
Saturday, January 19, 2008

The desert drive to Yuma was much more interesting than that to Vegas. The time seemed to fly and I was able to keep myself entertained with the varying desert road signs (each more interesting than the next!) The saguaro cactus and Joshua trees provided for a spectacular desert landscape.

No trip to Yuma is complete without a stop in the famous town of Dateland. Caro had heard about dateland and its fabulous shakes from a family friend. We made a stop, stretched our legs and delighted in honey-covered dates. YUM. The chocolate covered dates were also noteworthy.

Our expectations of Yuma centered around the Wild, Wild West/High Noon types. We were expecting the sheriff to welcome us and the musical theme to the Good, Bad, & Ugly to play in the background!

Instead, what we found was a vibrant community with a small town feel (as small town as any place in Arizona can really get!!) The desert dunes brought back flashbacks of my trip to the Chilean desert (refer to my Latin America blog).
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