Sunday, January 14, 2018 – Location: Yuma, Arizona
My goal this morning was to leave the RV Resort at 11 A.M. and that’s what I did. Yuma and I headed up hwy 85 to Gila Bend and grabbed the I-8 interstate towards Yuma, 114 miles west. A few pretty views along hwy 85 in the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Bombing Range.
There was a power plant being powered by thousands of solar panels along I-8.
It was a nice leisurely drive on a partly cloudy mid-seventies day. There were trains coming and going along the tracks just south of I-8.
The only thing of note was I came across an accident that had happened very recently. A red older truck had left the highway and rolled into the desert and ended up on its side against the wall of a small wash. It looked like a horrific accident.
There was one highway patrol officer there and a number of cars had stopped to help. I have no skills to help and I didn’t want to stop and gawk. For the next 20 minutes as I was driving, emergency vehicles of all kinds were coming east to assist the injured.
Anyways, we kept going and arrived at the Yuma east side Walmart around three P.M. where I picked up the groceries I needed. We also got gas for the RV. It was 50 cents a gallon cheaper here than in Ajo. Glad I didn’t buy it there.
Ran up hwy 95 to the Yuma Proving Ground and followed Imperial Dam Road to our secret camp just north of Mittry Lake.
Got there around 4:15 and ready to call it a night. There isn’t another soul in this large flat area between the canal and Imperial Dam Road. Lots of open space. In the mirror you can see the the Imperial Irrigation District compound across the road from us.
See you later.