It was cold out at 38 degrees but with sunny skies and not much wind it wasn't bad. Supposed to get to around 60 by afternoon.
When breakfast was over and blogs read and commented on it was afternoon already and it was pleasant outside. I looked on my Google Maps and saw Dome Landing on the Colorado River only about 45 minutes North of here, so that's where we decided to go.
Hopped in the Jeep, well Yuma did, I kinda slowly slid in my seat. The canal along the road looks pretty today.
We turned right at the blacktop heading past Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) and ended up at highway 95 heading North. Wasn't long when I saw a sign saying Ferguson Lake to the left so took that road.
Somehow, instead of ending up at Domes Landing, I ran into a welcome sign to Fisher's Landing on the Colorado River.
Went through the town and took a picture of the river at the boat launch area.
I had seen a sign just before getting to Fisher's Landing saying Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, so I went back and followed that road North along the Colorado River, although I could not see the river till I got to the Refuge.
At the Refuge there were maps showing the lookouts over the Colorado River. This area is a bird refuge, so the river is wide and full of reeds much like Mittry Lake.
Yuma and I stopped at each lookout and took the best pictures I could. The river area is very marshy, so the lookouts were back from the river unfortunately.
We then stopped at a Painted Desert walking tour. It was a just over a mile. I thought they were a little stingy on the paint.
I won't go into the 15 miles of bad road going North towards Cibola and the 15 miles coming back. I read the little map they gave me wrong and I thought I was going along the Colorado River but I wasn't.
I mistook a boundary line for a road. Oh well, what's another bad road in Arizona. They're a dime a dozen. Another day of errors but everything came out okay in the end.
It was still a great day and we got home before dark just barely. I'll have to find Domes Landing another day.
See you later.