Monday, January 26, 2015

Good Times in Yuma.....And a Wet One This Morning.

As I ready to post this blog, it is raining here in Yuma.  The rain started at about 3:00 am...and is slated to end some time later today.  This kind of reminds us of  the weather we leave behind at home in the Pacific Southwest  coast of British Columbia.

The days are quickly flying by.  Meeting with friends and family is all consuming.  We are having a good time.
Car Show in Fortuna de Oro - Saturday
Lovely 1955 Chevrolet step side truck
Many of our friends call Fortuna de Oro RV Park home for one week...or more...and others call it home for the winter months.  When we checked in with them,  we learned of a car show.  We chose to attend.

The show was well attended and there were several vintage vehicles  that appealed to us.
Hmmmm, lime green and pure white interior in this 40's Ford automobile
My favourite car at the show?  This lovely Packard.  Why?......
........It must be the golf bag type trunk that one can access from the passenger side.
There were roadsters, street roads, original antique cars, and the odd and unusual.  In terms of holding this event in an RV park, Fortuna de Oro gets full marks.  
Jeanette liked this street rod.
And this special paint job told the story about the Yuma Sector Border Patrol
My favourite street rod.
We checked out a few RV stores for some minor items we were in search of before swapping out two wheels for four to complete a small grocery run.

Fritz and Bonnie - Iowan friends - joined us for Happy Hour on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday morning was a planned ride with many snow-birders who call Yuma home.   We invited Fritz and Bonnie to join the ride and by 11:00 am Sunday morning, they had met everyone and we're welcomed with open arms. 
Our Sunday morning meet up.
The ride leaders chose a funky little breakfast/lunch spot in the tiny town of Tacna, AZ.   It was a beautiful and mild day for a back country ride.  we were heading east from Yuma. Click on the link below for more information.
A break along Old West Highway 80
Our breakfast/lunch spot in Tacna
Although a busy restaurant, the small establishment was able to seat us all down and most of us enjoyed a really good breakfast.  The coffee kept being poured and our service was first class.
Our ride leader, Roger, checking to see if everyone is ready to roll.
The ride back took us through the Dome Valley.    Dome Valley (in Yuma County, AZ)
Acre after acre of vegetable crops are grown here.
Back in Yuma by 2:00 pm, we said our bye byes to our fellow riders before rolling over to Fritz and Bonnie's site.  It was there that we chose to ride north and west through the Yuma Proving Ground, the Imperial Dam area and to the Imperial Date Farm.  Fritz and Bonnie had not been there before. 
A break along the route.

Near the Imperial Dam
Great date shakes.......

Although not sunny out, it was quite warm and pleasant.
Back in Yuma, we enjoyed the setting sun while  sitting out at Fritz and Bonnie's RV site.

Jeanette and I were back at our RV site by 7:30 pm.  Aware of the forecast rain, I stored our chairs, propane fireplace and barbecue, and our tables under the 5th wheel.  Good thing too.  

And that's about it from here for now.

Thanks for dropping in.


  1. Another fine day and now a bit or rain to keep the dust away.

  2. enjoy your time in Yuma..we had a soggy weekend here at home..but now the sun is out again!!

  3. Great looking cars, a great ride and a great sunset. Couldn't ask for better if you ask me. The rain held off here today, which was a surprise.