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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
17th Jun 2016 - Summer 2016
Day 23-June 17, 2016-To Yuma, AZ

Day 23-June 17, 2016-To Yuma, AZ

Drove 239 miles in 4-1/4 hours.

Got up to 108 today.  It’s getting hot now.

Drove west on I-8 through more desert.  We’re leaving the high desert now (elevations over 2000’) for the low desert.  Tucson is 2400’, Yuma is at 100’.  Drove through Gila Bend where there were some crops and farms, although we couldn’t figure out what they were growing, maybe corn.  Also some cattle farms.  The saguaros are getting sparser and the ones here seem to be taller but with fewer arms.  Finished the book on tape.  I won’t comment ‘cause some people I know might want to read it.  A lot of solar arrays on this road, the sun here is fierce so they might as well use it for good.  Harry read somewhere that Yuma is the sunniest place in the US.  We got into Yuma at 3:10 which made me think of the movie, The 3:10 to Yuma.  It’s on the Colorado River really close to California, Baja California and Mexico.  My phone thinks we’re in Mexico again.  We drove through a beautiful outcropping of rocks right before entering the city which lies in the canyon at the bottom.  Bigger city than I thought but we won’t be exploring it this trip.  We need to get to Palm Springs tomorrow to start our week in a condo.  The RV park is 55+ (there are a lot of them out this way), again sort of a members only park.  Again just about nobody here, the snowbirds have all flown up north.  We spent the afternoon packing up what we think we’ll need in the condo.  Hopefully we’ll remember everything so we won’t have to go back and forth between the RV and the condo.  Very pleasant evening once the sun went down.

Next: Day 24- June 18, 2016-To Palms Springs, CA
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Diary Photos

Tucson skyline



Solar collectors

Road through mountain

Solar panels

Sunset at RV park

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