Lettuce See!

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.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at the Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. I was expecting to leave here recently, but I’ve changed my mind. I currently have reservations at Thousand Trails in Palm Desert, California, February 13th. Between now and then???? For the moment I remain in Yuma.



I just love the ability to change plans at a moments notice. As I tell everyone…All my plans are firmly etched in Jello!



Today’s subject: Lettuce See…

Since I’ve been coming to the Yuma area for a number of years during the Winter, I’ve explored the area pretty thoroughly. Rather than re-visit each place again, I’ve decided to show photos I’ve taken in the past. All these places are within about a one-hour drive from Yuma.



Today’s Blog was first posted in January, 2014.


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. It’s a 1.5 billion dollar industry…



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.



Every day during the winter several large (100+) railroad cars stacked with two-high shipping containers loaded with area winter produce leaves the area for market…




To see some really neat video about the lettuce industry in the Yuma area, click this link…




Here’s a neat drone’s view of  just a little of Yuma’s lettuce fields…




I hope you enjoyed the photos and videos.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 66 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly 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…


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… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

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:

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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  1. Jim — It’s always amazing to me that this piece of the Sonoran Desert has been transformed into such an oasis! Unfortunately, when we look at photos of the Colorado River from some time ago, we can see the impact syphoning the water has had…. But it is fun to read the labels on all of the trucks around Yuma: iceberg lettuce, fennel, broccoli, romaine hearts, cauliflower…! Plus all the fruit trees that line the roads!

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