Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Southern Arizona is much warmer than Northern Arizona, partly by distance and mostly because of altitude. Kay is much happier now.

While we were at Mittry Lake, a couple from RVillage contacted us and we got together for lunch. I love the RVillage website because it helps connect people. We had lunch on Main Street in historic downtown Yuma. While we were there, they asked if we had ever been to Mexico. Of course, we had not. Two days later, we were having lunch in Los Algodones, Mexico.

Linda and John Wilde
at Lutes Casino

Originally we had planned to leave Mittry Lake right after Kay's birthday, but we had someone give us a coupon for three nights free at Yuma Lakes RV Resort. We accepted the conditions and we are now benefiting from our new membership in Colorado River Adventures. Colorado River Adventures (CRA) has 10 parks in Arizona, California and Mexico.

After buying a membership, we stayed two more weeks at Yuma Lakes. One of the amenities is inexpensive breakfasts and dinners. One evening, quite by chance, a couple sat down with us and we started chatting. Cindy and Bob are retired school teachers from Nevada. We found out that they liked to play cards and made a date to play cards at the clubhouse the next evening as our trailers are not set up well to play cards. We took our beers, wine and cards and had a grand time. While chatting, we found out that they had never been to Mexico, so we set a date and time for a tour of Los Algodones.

Cindy and Bob Rooley
in Los Algodones

That was not to be our only trip into Mexico. While chatting, we mentioned that we had thought about going to the CRA resort in El Golfo, Mexico. We thought it would be better to take the trip with at least one other couple.  The next morning, the four of us went to El Golfo RV Resort in our truck. We left Jake in the trailer because we had neither the necessary health certificate nor the room for him. We had lunch in the town of El Golfo de Santa Clara at a local restaurant and it was terrific. We enjoyed our trip and decided that we would make plans to travel together with our trailers next year when we both return to the Southwest for the winter.

Yuma was an interesting town to explore. Out favorite restaurant is Julieanna's Patio Cafe. The food was great, but the atmosphere was unbelievable. I will let you be the judge. Here are the pictures.

Almost caught up. We have left Yuma and are in Earp, California. But that's a post for another day.

We are glad you stopped by.  Leave us a comment so that we can stay connected.


Linda DeVoe-Wilde said...

I am really going to enjoy reading about your travels. John and I really enjoyed out time with you both. Can't wait until next year when we can get together again! Linda

Von said...

I am so enjoying the travelogue from you two! Your photos are simply wonderful! God bless and keep you in His care as your adventures continue! (((hugs)))

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Kay was a bit concerned that when we left our friends and family behind that she would feel isolated and lonely. We visited with family all across the country and have made new friends in new places. We look forward to our return to Yuma and more visits with John and you next winter.

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. I am glad you are enjoying our adventure. We have slowed the pace down a little, but soon we will be on the move again.

Daryl White said...

We just checked into Emerald Cove and see that you are here too. We just spent 2 weeks in Quartzsite boondocking with George and Suzie (Our Awesome Travels) I see you are also a follower of their blog.

Mike and Dee White

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Wow, what a small world. We will try to catch up up with you before we move.

Gregg Goldberg Aczl600 said...

Glad your enjoying your adventure. Thanks for keeping us updated, miss you all