Friday, January 29, 2016
Around 12:30 P.M. we were packed and moving south. There is a big wind and cold front coming this Sunday and I don’t want to be in the desert when it happens.
We drove south on hwy 95 to Yuma, Arizona. To be more exact, we are at Mittry Lake just north of Yuma.
We turned right on Imperial Dam Road at the cannons.
Yuma Proving Ground is located on this road.
There is a collection of tanks just off the road, so we stopped to take a look at the World War II relics. This area known as Camp Laguna Training Center was used to train for desert warfare, back in World War II.
Before heading onto the dusty and rough Mittry Lake road we went up Senator Wash Road to take on water and dump our tanks. There are lots of LTVA locations along this road. Many RV’ers spend the whole winter at this location.
Got the basics done and then I took the jeep down Mittry Lake Road to search for a place to camp. There are not many campsites on this lake, so I wanted to run the jeep down first to make sure there is a place, before driving the RV five miles down this rough road.
When I got down to the area where many of the RV’ers camp up on the hillside, I was shocked to see that the whole area down the hill was burned. Nothing left. Before, you could not see the RVs on the hill because of all the shrubs and trees. But now there is nothing left, so the RVs are now visible on the hill.
There must be a lot of fires here. When I was here last year, I was awakened at 2:30 A.M. on Xmas Eve and ordered to evacuate because of a fire.
Mittry Lake still looks beautiful though.
Luckily, there is one place left along side the road. It is the same campsite Yuma and I stayed last year. It was a year ago this month I freed Yuma from the Humane Society of Yuma. His name at that time was “Cheerful”.
By the time I had everything setup for the night it was time for dinner and then my favorite TV program, “Gold Rush”.
Beautiful sunset just outside our new camp.
See you later.