|Each of the 3,200 parabolic panels is 25' wide x 20' high and 150 yards in length.|
Unlike typical solar panels, these use the sun's heat... not the rays.
|I learned that Brandt Road Rail, of Saskatchewan, makes a truck that pulls freight cars and this is one of them. It's called a multi-purpose rail car mover. Learning something new every day|
Approaching the Fortuna Foothills in the afternoon, the coach became warm enough to peel away the socks and rest my feet in the warm sunshine of the dash.
Another good southwestern Arizona view of mountains and high desert. The photo below was taken on approach to Yuma, in the Fortuna Foothills area.
The sites assigned us at The Palms in Yuma were changed from #108 and #109 to #151 and #152 when we arrived. No matter, the replacement sites are nice and we like the campground.
|Pam and Ernie to the left. The Clinton's to the right.|
We never saw Bill or Hillary.
That evening the six of us went to dinner at the nearby Daybreaker Cafe and exchanged more about our travel histories and plans. Left to right, Jim, Suzi, Pam, Ernie and Wayne.
|The group of 8 dined on fried chicken at the Elks Lodge.|
Left to right: Landon, Marcella, me, Suzi, Pam, Ernie, Jim and Wayne
|This picture was taken the night before we gave serious thought to leaving for Florida. We were at Jim and Suzi's campsite directly across from the four of us.|
|Wayne, Landon at Da Boyz|
|Among the worst behaved patrons at Da Boyz|
|Wayne, Landon and my mango margarita|
|Suzi and Jim who, by this time, was better behaved.|
|Ernie on the phone before breakfast|
|Suzi getting everything ready for breakfast.|
|Chowing down. Left to right: Suzi, Jim (cup to face), Pam, Wayne and Ernie|
Finally, the El Nino rain moved out and the daytime temperatures started to climb into the mid 60's, then high 60's and then to 70. That's good. Pam, Ernie, Wayne and I threw out our idea to run away to south Florida. I'm glad. Our trip is good, our friends are the best and ... there's more to come. We are fortunate, indeed.