This morning, I again had to set the alarm for 7:30 and poor Yuma was sure he was staying home again while Dad went out for the day. I assured him he was going too and he was happy.
Today, we are going for a day visit to Jerry and Elva Shannon's place in Wellton, Arizona. Wellton is located about 25 miles east of Yuma over the Fortuna Mountains, about an hour drive away.
|Tom, Jerry, Deb, Elva and Deb|
Jerry has all the desert toys. Because the Can Am was only a two seater, we all jumped in to two Jeeps, mine and Jerry's to take a tour of the mountains and deserts in the Dome Valley. Jerry is quite experienced with the back roads around here so no chance of getting lost.
The first stop was to the Naked Date. It is a food stop in the desert south of Wellton. We had shakes and I had a BLT with chips. Yummy!
|Been here awhile.|
|We went around those mountains.|
|Military made for the troops to have cookouts, I'm guessing.|
|Dolphin or shark?|
Just west of the cookout building, there was a huge wash that at times must have powerful water raging through it. At one point, the rocks would only give to the water in small amounts causing these deep ravines.
|Those holding water are known as Tanks.|
Near the end of our ride, we stopped at four WWII tanks in rough shape. Jerry believes these are used for laser training by jets flying over.
|What is that in the tank turret? I didn't notice it till I downloaded and enlarged the picture.|