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A Morning Walk Along The Colorado River At Yuma, Arizona

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. Less than 1/2 mile away is the Colorado River and on the other side…the sunniest place on Earth…Yuma, Arizona. I’m here hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. I have several friends in the area. Mary is currently dealing with some medical issues. Her return-to-me date is now looking like mid-February.

Yesterday I took a morning walk along the southeastern shore of the Colorado River at Yuma, Arizona. On the way there I took a photo while waiting for the red light to change to green. The walk went from below the bridges about 1/2 mile along the right side of the river shore to the bend in the river…

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…

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This Google Earth image shows the area of the walk…

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Here are a few of the things I saw…

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To see the other 20 photos I took…

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

A Walk Along the Southeast Shore of the Colorado River at Yuma, Arizona

Yesterday was another beautiful sunset…

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In other news…

Here we are in the dead of Winter and the forecast for the next four days is 78, 79, 81 and 81. Gas here is now at $1.83.9. Yes!

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 76 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 78 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. 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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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 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Yuma Territorial Prison – Arizona

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. Less than 1/2 mile away is the Colorado River and on the other side…the sunniest place on Earth…Yuma, Arizona. I’m here hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. I have several friends in the area. Mary is now expecting to rejoin me h

I’ve been coming to this Yuma, Arizona area coming on to 20 years and have thoroughly explored the area. Rather than go back to these various places and re-create the wheel, (unless I do something different and unusual) I’m electing to republish some of my earlier blog entries while I await Mary’s arrival.

Here’s a reprint of the blog entry from February 2, 2014…

Yuma Territorial Prison – Arizona

Although we visited it in January, 2009, Mary decided that she would like to revisit the Yuma Territorial Prison only 1/2 mile from where our motorhome is parked. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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…

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A good view of the two bridges crossing the Colorado River…one for the railroad and the other for motor vehicles….

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From the guard tower our parking location at the Paradise Casino can be seen…

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The original sally port remains…

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Some of the old cell blocks…

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An old cell…

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One hundred years ago McKenzie left his mark…

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Many others left there marks…

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In the museum area there are some neat old photos…

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Mary checks in…

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A t-shirt tells the way it was…

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To see the other 32 photos that I took, click on the below photo album…

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma_Territorial_Prison

End of blog reprint…

Yesterday was a sunny day at 53 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 56 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. 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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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 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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Yuma Territorial Prison – Arizona

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California right across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona. We’re here with others…hanging out and enjoying the nice weather. We are planning to leave from here tomorrow.

Yesterday was a sunny day at 72 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 65 degrees.

Although we visited it in January, 2009, Mary decided that she would like to revisit the Yuma Territorial Prison only 1/2 mile from where our motorhome is parked. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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…

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A good view of the two bridges crossing the Colorado River…one for the railroad and the other for motor vehicles….

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From the guard tower our parking location at the Paradise Casino can be seen…

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The original sally port remains…

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Some of the old cell blocks…

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An old cell…

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One hundred years ago McKenzie left his mark…

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Many others left there marks…

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In the museum area there are some neat old photos…

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Mary checks in…

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A t-shirt tells the way it was…

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To see the other 32 photos that I took, click on the below photo album…

CLICK ON THE BELOW PHOTO. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PHOTO ALBUM, SIMPLY CLICK “SLIDESHOW” AND ENJOY!

Yuma Territorial Prison – Arizona

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

To read about today’s photo album location, click this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma_Territorial_Prison

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

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. 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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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 500 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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2014

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Yuma Territorial Prison

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California right across the Colorado River from Yuma, Arizona. I’m here with my friend Randy Vining and others…hanging out and enjoying the nice weather.

Mary is spending the holidays with her family and is now expecting to rejoin me here in late January.

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 location is about 1/2 mile from my current parking location.

You can read about today’s place by clicking this link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuma_Territorial_Prison>

Here’s the official link which includes a seven minute video… http://azstateparks.com/Parks/YUTE/index.html

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 entrance…

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Time runs slowly in prison. This photo is of an actual clock in the prison…

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A cell block…

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Each cell had six prisoners. The pot was their bathroom facility…

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This painting represents how the prison appeared probably in the 1880’s…

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This photo was taken in 1895…

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The next three photos show how it was at 4;45 pm yesterday…

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The prison held many bad desperadoes…

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The worst one was Evil-Eye Jim…

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I think he was my great-great grandpa!  🙂

Yesterday was a mostly sunny day at 70 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 70 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

WI

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013

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Sunset At St. Thomas Indian Mission – Winterhaven, California

The motorhome is now parked at the Paradise Casino in Winterhaven, California. I’m here with my friend Randy Vining and others…hanging out and enjoying the nice weather.

Mary is spending the holidays with her family and is now expecting to rejoin me here in late January.

A couple of evenings ago I walked the less than 1/2 mile to the St. Thomas Indian Mission at sunset. Here are some of the photos that I took…

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 sunset silhouette caught my attention…

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The sun lighting the windows was neat…

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A closer view…

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Looking back to where we are parked. Randy’s RV is on the left, mine is on the right…

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The dramatic side-lighting at sunset makes for neat photos…

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A close view of the stained glass window illuminated by the setting sun behind it…

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Beautiful rich colors abound a few seconds before the sun drops below the horizon…

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The two bridges crossing the Colorado River into Yuma, Arizona…

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The Colorado River looking north…

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In this view you get to see the entrance to the Yuma Territorial Prison…

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A 180 degree view looking towards Yuma with the old deserted railroad station in the foreground…

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Once the sun drops below the horizon beautiful pastel colors suddenly appear…

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A reflection in a stained glass window after the sun had dropped below the horizon…

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A look at the Paradise Casino where we are parked…

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A final look back…

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You can read the history of the mission by clicking this Wikipedia link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas_Yuma_Indian_Mission

Yesterday was a mostly sunny day at 72 degrees.  Forecast for today is sunny and 71 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

WI

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

3E23M33J85Gb5Fc5M2cc4ab5610239cb71a2b

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 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

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 material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013

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Just Before Sunrise On The Colorado River…

Note: This blog entry was originally published January 11, 2009. As all seasoned photographers know…some of the best photos you can take are just before sunrise and just after sunset. Most of my photos tend to be taken under the mid-day sun…the worst of conditions. I just wanted you to see these two photos…hence to older Blog entry.

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Mary and I went down to the area known as the Yuma Crossing early this 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.

In this below photo (looking West) of the full moon reflecting on the river is the actual location of the of 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 daming the river in many locations upstream the width today is about 250 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.


Full moon reflecting on the Colorado River

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 which we will visit in the near future.


The Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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