Yuma (AZ) County 1.5 Billion Dollar Industry…

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.  🙂

 

Agriculture is BIG BUSINESS in this area. For many miles around Yuma, AZ are beautiful growing fields. Among the items grown are: cotton, hay seed wheat, barley, corn, black-eyed peas, safflower, lettuce, romaine, cauliflower, broccoli, cantaloupe, potato, spinach, watermelon, honey dews, grapes, pecans, lemons, grapefruit, oranges and dates…

 

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 above photo, Iceberg Lettuce is being harvested. On the right is a trailer of unopened boxes which will be fed along the conveyor belt as needed. Next to the left are the workers picking the heads of lettuce and putting them on the conveyor belt which is moving in a left-ward direction. To the left on the upper level, workers are opening shipping boxes which are transferred to the lower-level workers where they are packed. The process continues on the upward sloping conveyor belt where the fully loaded boxes are deposited on a truck which takes them to their shipping point. It’s a most interesting process to observe.

 

To see an excellent video about this Yuma area industry, click this link…http://www.c-span.org/video/?312421-1/agriculture-industry-yuma-arizona

 

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 photo and video.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 63 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 61 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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