On left and above are the Teddy Bear Cactus; which are names for there false sense of being cuddly. Behind these and by our rig are the Saguaros Cactus.
Organ Pipe Cactus on left and below. Yellow flowers are Mexican or California poppies. Some of these poppies are a quinacridone gold and stunningly beautiful.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Park was very unusual in landscape. The Organ Pipe Cactus grows here for miles.
On the way back to Yuma we see the remainder of an old copper mine. The bottom mural was painted on a side of a building next to the fuel station in Ajo, AZ.
The ride from El Golfo to Puerto Penasco had many sand dunes visible along the Sea of Cortez.
Leaving El Golfo we headed out on our own. This was after much consulting with others who travel this regularly. Our venture was 100 miles through the desert and some intense sand dunes. It was very beautiful.
Arrived at the Reef RV Park just in time for spring break. The park filled up on the week end with many young families and many ATVs. Much activity is to be had. One takes their life in their hands if they try ride a golf cart to town 6 miles. We saw no less than 15 police walking on the road ( in one place) stopping the ATVs and having them checked for safety for one reason or the next.
The video below doesn't show well, but it gives a little idea of some of the vast areas people like to ride on. We need to trade the golf cart in for a side by side to ride up closer to the activities.
This cute area, just beyond the RV Park has many very interesting homes.
We took the golf cart into town today and saw mass quantities of fishing boats at the pier.
Up, up and away with many new people going for a ride. It was very windy here every day. We did not go for a ride. Yikes!
This osprey flying here, is feeding it's family in a nest by our RV.
Every night had a beautiful sunset to view.
Mauricio is signing a salt shaker he made. Do I need another salt shaker? I probably do not. But I hope it helped their day. I cannot go to the beach and walk away from these sweet people. Each hand made item was carefully bagged and tied with a ribbon.
On March 13 we left this beautiful area and headed to the Lukeville port of entry. We were limited in how many miles we could travel because Mexico still does not have the low sulpher fuel we need for the truck. Some areas do but not all. The pictures below were taken of the normally sandy road, leaving the park and peninsula. It had rained the day before and the road was near impassable. We were driving on the only dry area. When in the RV one must get used to dirt everywhere.
...it's good to be home...
Our sun rise most days.
4 o'clock was cocktail hour at the Baño, yes it's the bathroom...with a very nice porch.
On Tuesday we rode along with an out reach program. In-need residents receive food and various donated items.
All day, every day, fishing boats like this are put in and pulled out of the water, on the beach in front of us.
What's a day in an RV without a few repairs? This tray is starting to remind me of a morgue! I slide him in and slide him out!
Mike and Peggy were nice enough to loan us a side by side, ATV so we were able to go with the group down the beach 20+ miles one way! The day was absolutely beautiful. The shells we collected were shells I have not seen before.
Cool yard art in the back Casitas. Still part of Colorado River Adventure parks.
Sunset views from our windows.
Thank you to Gay and Randy for showing us the in's and out's of ElGolfo before you went back to Yuma. Thanks to their 4x4 we were able to ride about 20 miles down the beach. The word beautiful, can describe the coast of the Sea of Cortez. Much garbage is seen every where; which is a shame. The further away from town you go, the nicer and cleaner the beach gets. Still very cool down here 48-60 degrees for about 5 days before it warmed up. Notice the snow on the mountains in the back ground. This snow was highly unusual.
Surrounding Lake Havasu Areas
Another interesting RV
Below: This slope we are about to defend is about 300 feet high. It doesn't look like it on the picture.
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After my husbands widow maker heart attack in 2004, the doctor said just relax and enjoy life for a while. So it happened: the 43' NewMar Mountain Aire coach was purchased and the house sold....eventually. Relaxing? Not always! We are truly blessed to spend this time together... and with friends.
September 2015 now traveling with Ford F350diesel dually and Host Mammoth Truck Camper.