The wonderful friends we met here in Fortuna de Oro RV Resort invited us to join their mid-week motorcycle ride. We could not resist. We rolled out of Yuma by 9:30 am, Tuesday.
|A Yuma family gathering...|
Further to our previous blog when Jeanette met school friends from 40 years back, another long lost friend walked up to our site. Elaine, who was not along on the Sunday motorcycle ride, had heard from husband James about meeting Jeanette. They rode the same school bus together as kids. Elaine was excited about meeting Jeanette once again.
|Just like old home week...|
After Elaine left us, we returned to our visit with Bernie and Rita and dinner preparations began in earnest.
|We moved indoors to to ward off the desert cooling outdoors.|
|Heading north on Highway 95 to Quartzsite|
|Kofa region, south of Quartzsite|
|Rolling out of Quartzsite|
|Our ride leader, Roger.|
|We stopped to caucus whether to head south towards I-8 or head further west on Highway 78.|
No one was in a hurry to get back to Yuma so further west we rode. We rode up to the highest point in the Imperial Sand Dunes - the Osborne Overlook. From up there, we could see the Chocolate Mountains to the east and could almost make out where the Salton Sea was, north from us.
|Although a paved road at the top, the wind blows hard here and we threaded carefully to turn our rides around in the soft sand.|
|On top of the world at the top of the Imperial Sand Dunes in|
|A popular recreational activity|
|Jeanette enjoyed playing in the sand.|
Heading south on Highway 111 from Brawley led us into El Centro. Our ride leader, Roger, a fan of Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls, led us to a large, modern mall just south of I-8. We enjoyed a well earned break and some fun banter.
Roger then led us further south of I-8 to a secondary highway that eventually returned us to I-8 only 15/20 miles west of Yuma. We rolled back into the RV resort as the sun was setting in the western sky.
|Rolling back into Fortuna de Oro RV Resort.|
By 7:00 pm, Jeanette was busy on 'Face Time' with one of her sisters in Calgary, Alberta. Having spent so many hours breezing through the southern Arizona and California countryside had me yawning earlier than normal. It took little effort to fall asleep.
As I prepare to post this blog, this Wednesday morning, the sun is out, the temperature is rising and we look forward to another great desert day.
Thanks for dropping in.