Saturday, January 30, 2016

Walmart Shopping Day

Saturday, Jamuary 30, 2016

One of the reasons we left the desert, besides the coming storm, was that we had run completely out of food.  We had tried to buy food at the local convenience stores in Quartzsite, but there is no choices and the prices are double.  The nearest town with a Walmart was Yuma and instead of driving the 80 miles down and back, we just headed down to stay.

After breakfast this morning, we left our poor dogs here in the RV and headed into town.  We couldn’t take Yuma and Fergie, because we needed all the space in the jeep for the groceries.

The flat areas around Yuma are full of canals and farmlands.  There is plenty of cabbage, lettuce and cauliflower grown here.  Lots of migrant workers in the fields harvesting the cabbage.  Still takes manual labor to get the vegetables to market.

Cabbage pickers

Cabbage patch

Took us three and half hours to drive into town and get groceries, find a mailbox and get gas and then drive the half hour back to camp.  We worried about the dogs being alone so long, but all was good when we got home.  They were so happy to see us and we were soon forgiven.

Hate to say this, but it takes a lot out of both of us to go through this choir.  Today was about 10 degrees above average and we are not used to 80 degree temperatures in the middle of winter.  I know, such complainers and wimps.

By the time we got the groceries put away and ate dinner, it was time for the news and night time TV.  It was nice having the windows open and soft breeze coming in the RV this evening.

Here’s a photo looking east from our campsite.  The Yuma Proving Ground is just past the canal on the other side of that road.  Very dry and dusty.  Even the shrubs are filled with dust from the dirt road nearby.  Thank goodness the breeze is blowing from the southwest.

Yuma Proving Ground

Yuma Proving Ground

Looking northwest across part of Mittry Lake from the berm just outside our motorhome.

From the berm outside our MH

Light and dark browns have always been my favorite colors.  I guess that’s why I think this landscape is so pretty to the eye.

See you later.


  1. I haven't figured out why lettuce, cabbage and cauliflower aren't cheaper in Yuma than other cities.

    1. True. They box it and truck it right into Yuma. Should cost less.