We got to Yuma later on Thursday, and since none of us has ever been here, we stayed that night at a casino. The only good thing about that was, there was a big grassy area and Torrey and Roxy got to run on the grass. I was so thrilled to see Roxy running and feeling better.
Friday, I did some google investigation and found a spot were we could camp. We are actually in California, about 6 miles west of Yuma off the Ogilby road. There are several other campers out here, but it’s pretty big and really spread out. This is our spot in the desert.
This area is not even kind of as nice as were we have been. But we have to stay away from that spot for a little while. Arizona BLM rules.
There is a lot of history here though, and we are kinda liking that part of it all. Apparently, they discovered gold in them hills in the late 1800’s. There are mines everywhere! We went exploring the other day and found some interesting things.
This is an open mine. The opening is about 5 feet tall. I walked in a little way, then came right back out. LOL
I found some very cool rocks!! Look at the colors in these.
And of course, there are bits and pieces of people stuff. Old cans, parts of tools, just weird stuff.
These are ocotillo cactus. The flowers are just coming out on them It’s amazing that something so lethal and scary looking, can have such a beautiful flower.
There is the remains of an old town down the road that we are going to check out today, should be interesting. Overall, this area is interesting, and has great rocks to be found. The ground is sandy, and nice for the dogs feet. Getting our big trailer in was very easy, and there are lots of places to choose from.