Monday, December 28, 2020

Mittry Lake, Arizona

 This morning  slept in till almost 9 o'clock before getting out of bed.  I could see it was going to be a partly cloudy day and they called for a high of 62 degrees.  Wouldn't have been bad, but the wind was making a noise like it wanted to keep us inside.

We went through our morning routine and I tried watching a little TV, but couldn't stand the noise.   The wind went from about 7 mph to 14 mph by noon.  Decided this should be a drive day, so Yuma and I got in the Jeep and headed towards Mittry Lake to have a looksee.

About six mile east on I-8 we took the turn-off to Winterhaven, California.  This is where Yuma was born.  



Stopped at Jimmies Market hoping to find some canned dog food for Yuma, but nothing.  I had forgotten to get his food when I was at Walmart yesterday. :(

Then we were off on California S24 heading towards Bard and the lake.

Drove by the Cloud Museum.  Lots of old farm implements and cars inside.  Didn't go in this time.


Stopped here to get a shake but as soon as I stepped out somewhere a shotgun went off and Yuma would not budge.  We left.


Old bar and grill has been closed for many years.


Stopped along S24 to get a picture of this old farm house and as I was leaving, someone fired off a shotgun.  Guess they didn't want their picture taken!

Passed the pretty Laguna Dam.

After 30 miles, we arrived at Mittry Lake, Arizona.
Small protected area with lots of duck.







This area on the east side of the lake is the most beautiful with the walkways into the lake with palm trees everywhere.

After a long afternoon, we headed home along the road up to highway 95 where I filled with gas.
Stopped at a Fry's and picked up the dogfood and headed home.  It was nearly 4 o'clock by now.  Yuma had been so scared all day, he wouldn't do his business till we got home.  Now, he's a happy camper racing for the White Lion to call it a long day.


Another fun day.  The wind has died and it will be a lovely evening for cooking hotdogs and watching Monday Night Football.

See you later.

20 comments:

  1. We've driven through the Mitry Lake area a few times and pulled an overnighter beside the palm trees and water one night. A very beautiful area with all that water and greenery. I think if it hadn't been so many people we might have spent more time there over the years. I guess its close proximity to Yuma draws a lot of people.

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    1. It was crowded this time also. Nice to drive through but the duck hunting made Yuma skittish. Now I remember why we left early last year. Shotguns!

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  2. Dolly, we thoroughly enjoyed having Doug and Yuma over for Christmas Dinner.
    That was quite the climb up Pilot Mountain glad to read you made it up and down safely. The views are definitely beautiful.
    Your ride today was familiar. I really like how the walkways extend out into Mittry Lake. To bad about the gunshots and no date shake that would be the main reason Tom likes that ride...☺

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    1. Thanks Deb. Probably just as well I skipped the date shake ๐Ÿ˜€ We had to make the scenic trip just to see the place. Always enjoy the views.

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  3. Mittry lake is such a pretty area, with all the Palm trees. Have they recovered some from the fire? Poor Yuma. He does hate gunfire. Looks like it was another beautiful day there.

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    1. Thanks Dolly. Looks like they removed the fire damaged palms so looks better. It was a nice day for a drive even with a little wind.

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  4. Going for rides to get supplies or for just exploring is always fun.
    Too bad that Yuma is scared of the gunshots.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We had a long 75 mile day but it was enjoyable.

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  5. Too bad you couldn't get a date shake, but I think you've had one before. I like the mug, and can't wait to explore around Ajo, never been there. Looking forward to that. Take care Doug! Rawn

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    1. Yes I have Rawn and they are delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ You and family would enjoy Ajo. Lots of murals and saguaro.

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  6. We found that museum quite by accident one day. It's a great one to visit.

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    1. Yes, it is interesting. Went through it one year and amazed at the vintage cars in the there.

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  7. We have Mittry Lake on our bucket list too. these are encouraging pictures!
    The shotguns would be scary!

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    1. It is a nice ride around the lake, but do it before you wash Black Beauty! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. So beautiful at Mitry Lake, we've never been but through your pictures! Poor Yuma! Looks like a beautiful day.

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    1. It did turn out to be a nice day. Maybe this year you two will make a visit out there.

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  9. Shotgun? guess that's one way to ensure our privacy! There were quite a few rigs at the lake last time we drove by.

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    1. Yes. It did scare us. Glad I didn't get out of the Jeep. Would have been a mad dash ๐Ÿ˜€ The lake was crowded with RVs on the hill and in the new place they made near the Palm ๐ŸŒด.

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  10. Always enjoy your photos. The date farm photos remind me of Georgia with all the pecan orchards there. Everything is so straight and square, such precision planting. Poor Yuma never likes that area and with all that racket it's probably a good place for a day visit only.

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    1. You're right Deb. Day trips only from now on. Lived in Southern Georgia and the palms do remind me of pecan trees too.

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