Over And Around Indian Hill…

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 while 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.  🙂

Less than two miles from my current parking spot, just across the Colorado River is Winterhaven, California where there is a very famous small rise of land known as Indian Hill. Atop of this hill sits the St. Thomas Indian Mission. This is a very famous hill for on the other side of the mission is the site of Old Fort Yuma which guarded the Yuma River Crossing many years ago. Back in those days this location was the only place to cross the then mighty Colorado River for 1,200 miles.

Back in 2012, I and my friends Randy and Anne took a two-hour walk…this time over and around to the other side of Indian Hill…

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…

 

 

In the first photo…to the left is the Old Yuma Territorial Prison…then the railroad bridge and finally…the one-lane (even today) vehicle bridge that completed the Coast To Coast Highway in 1914…

 

 

Next left to right…Old Fort Yuma Barracks…the old railroad station and St. Thomas Indian Mission…

 

 

The old railroad station waiting area apparently did not have any exterior walls for most of the building…

 

 

My walking companions Anne and Randy pose near a salt cedar tree…

 

 

A side view of the St. Thomas Indian Mission and the old railroad station…

 

 

A big old palm tree…

 

 

Interstate Highway 8 crosses the Colorado River heading north…

 

 

The Colorado River looking south…

 

 

A very old dried-up tree trunk…

 

 

A very old brick made in Mexico…

 

 

Another side view of St. Thomas Indian Mission and railroad cars…

 

 

Looking north at first the Coast To Coast Bridge in the foreground and the railroad bridge in the background…

 

 

Looking south at Interstate Highway 8…

 

 

A front view of the St. Thomas Indian Mission…

 

 

And a closer view…

 

 

The Colorado River heading north…

 

 

Finally about 15 minutes after sunset…

 

 

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 cloudy with showers and 59 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 62 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 -2016

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3 thoughts on “Over And Around Indian Hill…

  1. Great Post

  2. wonderful photos. I especially like the contrast between the two bridges in the first photo.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you got some pleasure from my efforts.

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