Palm Desert, California To Yuma, Arizona

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have almost 4,000 postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 151 miles from Palm Desert, California to Yuma, Arizona.

Most of the first one-half of the trip was on California Highway 111 along the eastern shore of the Salton Sea and directly atop the San Andreas Fault.

When I made this trip last year I remarked at the low-level of the Salton Sea after several years of drought here in the southwest. In the last couple of months the area has finally started getting some rain and I believe the Salton Sea level this year appears higher this year…

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…






The drive to Yuma is in a southeasterly direction meaning most of the time you are driving right into the sun…




The Chocolate Mountains on the left of the highway…




I enjoy this drive because there is very little traffic for about 30 miles along the shore of the Salton Sea…




When you get within about 75 miles of Mexico you start to see Border Patrol checkpoints. This first one stops vehicles heading north only…




Later on California Highway 115, I had to stop briefly because about 1,000  sheep were threatening to cross the highway…




Arriving in Yuma, I proceeded to Shady Acres Mobile Home and RV Park where I had a first-time ever experience. My site had been gravelled over and the management had to hunt for my sewer connection. They expect to find it today…




My site has a concrete patio. Nice to be away from all the dust at Palm Desert. It was a beautiful sunny 75 degree day…




The usual dinette window photo…




Standing in front of my site looking left (north). The park has a number of older, but well-kept mobile homes that people either own or rent in the 55+ park…




Looking right (south), I’m far enough away from 3rd street that I cannot hear the traffic. It was really quiet here last night…


I have a couple of friends staying here. Soon I’ll take more photos of the park. I’m booked in for one month and most likely will stay a second.


I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 71 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my 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


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


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 600 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…

For more information about my books, click this link:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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