Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016—-Yuma, Arizona

We went on an adventure with Todd and Bonnie this morning.  We took I-8 to Fontana and turned north.  When we got to Highway 95 we turned west for a couple of miles before heading north again.  Our destination was Mittry Lake.  It is on BLM land with lots of camping space and fishing pull offs.

The lake is long and narrow, and after about 15 miles it changes to a canal on one side of the road.  The lake on the other continued for about five more miles.  It was an interesting area with date palms by the water’s edge.  There were lots of green bushes, too.  There were marshes close to the road.  Our first turn off the dirt road on to a paved road lead us to a cache. 

Bill was the only one of the group agile enough to climb down to get to the cache. It was hidden in a toy turtle.

We stayed on the pavement which went through part of the Yuma Proving Grounds.  Imperial Dam is further on and is part of the BLM land.  We were at that area several years ago.  Today most of the RVs were gone, because it is so late in the season.  We went back on a different road and went close to the Base. 

Afterwards, we went to a complex which we think was the place to get passes for the Proving Grounds.  Our passes to the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range were all we needed.  There was a wonderful display of tanks and other big things that shoot big shells.  We sat in the car and ate our picnic lunch and looked at the displays.

We weren’t very far from Highway 95, which took us back to Yuma.  Todd thought ice cream cones at McDonald’s sounded like a good idea and no one voted against him!

We spent the rest of the very fun and interesting day resting and relaxing.

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