While at Arizona Sands in Yuma, we met lots of nice folks including Landon and Marcella. They are repeat Yuma winter visitors from Ohio with a really laid back beagle named BJ.
Landon and Marcella enjoy off-roading in their Jeep and invited us to follow along with them for a day trip to a place just across the California state line called "Names". It's near the Chocolate Mountain range just across the Colorado river -- a short ride. We took lunches.
|Ready to go off-roading in Blackie. Just let some air out of the tires...|
|A view from I-8 in Yuma. Here you can see desert, farmland and mountain ranges. |
It's a magical place.
|Crossing the Colorado River going from Arizona into California on I-8. |
|An old church along the way. I forgot the name of it. |
|Not a campground most southerners would find appealing.|
It's the desert after all.
|The agriculture here is impressive. |
Lots of produce -- and we've seen cotton too.
|Farm workers harvesting leaf lettuce. |
|This is a canal from where the crops get water.|
Our first destination was to climb a hill. It was exhilirating!
|Landon and Marcella's Jeep will take on the hill. |
|No... we didn't take Blackie up that hill.|
Landon took us up in the Jeep.
I decided the desert would be a good place to let Lexie down without her leash. While she won't easily come to us, she always stays near us. BJ would be a good influence as she follows him and he is very well trained.
|Lexie and BJ running free!|
I'm sure we can get her to come to us.
|Turned out to be a dumb idea -- it took us 30 minutes to capture that little cotton ball. |
From the hillclimbing spot, we drove on into another part of the desert to see the "names" and have lunch.
|"Names" refers to the stone placement by people spelling out names, dates, etc. |
|Yours truly x 3. |
|The tall, slender, spikey cactus is Ocotillo. It's woody and has dangerous sharps!|
|Marcella, me and Lexie. |
|Wayne, me, Lexie, Landon and BJ|
Yes, I'm talking...again.
|The succulents are VERY large. |
|Great folks! |
Marcella, Landon and BJ in the Jeep
|Leaving the desert, we stopped to reinflate the car tires. |
A lettuce field was nearby. I stole lettuce.
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