Thursday, October 5, 2017

We Are in Yuma

Yuma, Arizona           High 98 Low 67

The weather here is certainly warmer than Utah! By 10:00 in the morning it is too warm to work outside.

We got here late Tuesday evening after a 12 hour ride from Riverton. Part of the time was spent waiting for construction on the roller coaster road (Highway 95 from Needles, California to Parker , Arizona). If you've ever driven it, you know why it is called that. There was a stretch of about 5 miles that had one lane with a pilot car. We waited about 25 minutes for the other direction to clear cut and when we finally got going it looked like about a mile of cars and trucks in front of us. Then they went about 10 to 15 miles an hour for part of the 5 miles. We lost almost an hour through there. The good part is the road that was finished seemed a lot better than in the past.

We both have been working hard at unloading and yard clean-up since we've been here. We went out early this morning and cut and piled up the dead palm fronds. We had one palm tree that didn't look too good last year that died over the summer and I will have to cut it down when its not so hot.

Yesterday we went to Fry's grocery store, partly because they give a 10% discount for seniors the first Wednesday of each month. We needed a lot of groceries and they had a lot of good sales going on and with their digital coupons and the 10% we saved a third on the groceries we got.

We have one orange tree that hasn't done well since we have had this house and will probably replace it with another kind of tree.

All the activities don't get going until the end of the month and then we will both be really busy with some of them. Cindy volunteered to teach a quilt block class and instead of a block of the month, it will be a block of the week. That will keep her really busy.

And I plan on shuffle board again and so we both will be busy.

Thanks for visiting. 


  1. Nice that you are back in Yuma again and getting settled in, will be a while before we get to that area, hope to see you guys again this winter.

  2. It should cool off soon. Tucson has been pretty hot too. Glad you made it safely!!