Just Before Sunrise On The Colorado River…

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

The motorhome is parked at Shady Acres Mobile Home and RV Park in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to be here a couple of months hiding out from the cold, wet weather. Average temperatures in January are high 69.6, low 47.6. In February, high 73.8, low 50.1. As nice as Yuma is, I wouldn’t want to be here in August.  🙂

In 2009, I went down to the area known as the Yuma Crossing early in the morning. In the photos below you can see what remains of the once mighty Colorado River. This spot is rich in history especially around 1850 when prospectors were headed to California to participate in the gold rush…

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…

 

 

 

Full moon reflecting on the Colorado River

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In the above photo (looking West) of the full moon reflecting on the river is the actual location of the place where they crossed as it was the narrowest location for 1,200 miles. Back in those days, the river was 1/4 mile across. Thanks to mankind damming the river in many locations upstream the width today is about 50 feet. The structure on the upper right is the underside of a bridge of Interstate Highway 8. California is on the right and Arizona is on the left.

 

 

The Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge

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In this photo (looking East) you can see the Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge. It was completed in 1915 and completed the road from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. California is on the left and Arizona is on the right. Directly beyond the bridge and to the right is the location and remains of the famous Yuma Territorial Prison.

 

Recently I’ve been running blogs about my 2004 Central America trip. While here I’m intending to continue those postings while also alternating with Yuma area blogs.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was sunny and 61 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 66 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 Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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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

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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…

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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.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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