Hotel Del Sol – Yuma, Arizona

The motorhome is t the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. Less than 1/2 mile away is the Colorado River and on the other side…the sunniest place on Earth…Yuma, Arizona. I’m here hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. I have several friends in the area. Mary is currently dealing with some medical issues. Her return-to-me date is now looking like mid-February.

After yesterday’s sun photos, it seemed appropriate to follow today with a post about the Hotel Del Sol (Hotel Of The Sun) in Yuma.

Built in 1927, originally called the Hotel Ming, closed down in the 1970’s, now dilapidated.  In the 1990’s this building was used in the crime chase movie “The Getaway” starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. It fell into disrepair and has been occupied only by squatters and pigeons…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…



I found this old postcard online…

hotel-del-sol-yuma-arizonaIn 2012, the City of Yuma was given a $144,000 federal grant for initial planning and design work to repurpose the Hotel del Sol. This short video tells the story…

If the video does not work, click this link…


Yesterday was a sunny day at 71 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 72 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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