|Old Methodist church in Fort Yuma|
Fort Yuma is a fort in California that is located in Imperial County, across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona. It was on the Butterfield Overland Mail route from 1858 until 1861 and was abandoned May 16, 1883, and transferred to the Department of the Interior. The Fort Yuma Indian School and the Saint Thomas Yuma Indian Mission now occupy the site. It is one of the "associated sites" listed as Yuma Crossing and Associated Sites on the National Register of Historic Places in the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. In addition, it is registered as California Historical Landmark
What does dot the area now are vegetable farms, a large casino and an RV site on dirt next to the casino.
|The RV park on dirt (with no services) next to the casino|
|The Imperial Date Farm|
|Checking out the huge locomotive|
We joined Hector and Diane to visit Algodones, Mexico, for the day, Monday. We did not require any services (dental, optical or medical drugs) but we sure do enjoy immersing ourselves in the ambiance of good food, Mexican music and just plain good fun. We did that with gusto.
|The locals selling their wares.|
|Negotiating prices for goods|
|Really good food along with really good music|
|Some coolant required to edge off the high heat of the day.|
About 50 minutes in the border line up to re-enter the US and we were back at the car and our short drive back to the Yuma Foothills.
|.....and we managed to avoid having to deal with the local policia.|
|Because of the CFL Grey Cup win, the Saskatchewan Roughriders clothing was a popular item displayed everywhere in Algodones.|
|Nice evening sunset|
|Really good shrimp was enjoyed for dinner.|
|Yesterday was a planned golf game at Las Barrancas Golf Course in the Yuma Foothills.|
|The beautiful mountains add to the enjoyment of playing this golf course.|
|Great golfing weather.|
|L-R Elie, Bruce, Diane (Hector, Jeanette and I are already seated)|
Thanks for dropping by.