Shakedown Trip to Yuma

We made our first (virgin) trip to Yuma Arizona.  Leaving from Las Vegas, we took the road least traveled. That route leads you down through Searchlight, past Laughlin and Bullhead City and then past Quartzsite to Yuma on the freeway.  The only problem was the roads from Searchlight to Quartzsite were two lane, winding and “rollercoaster” like.  My dear husband was holding onto the steering wheel for dear life. In spite of the roads, we made it safely and arrived at our friend’s hookup site in one of the communities down there.  The first night we had a get-together with another couple and the second our friends hosted a happy hour for about 16.  How nice was that?

After the get to-gethers, we had a bonfire in our friend’s  fire pit.  Our “little red fire pit” had not arrived on time to bring it with, but we did not need it.  The weather was perfect.  Even at night you only needed a sweater.

The next day we went across the border to Los Algodones.  In this safe border town you can get your teeth fixed, get new glasses and fill your prescriptions.  What a deal.  The town is filled with vendors and spenders.  It seems the town has avoided the drug cartels, because the business from the tourists is more valuable to the residents.  We would not hesitate to go there again.  You need a passport to return to the US.

The time down there was marvelous and a great place to visit.  There are lots of snowbirds who migrate there from Canada and other places for the winter, so it’s a good place to make new friends. Yahoo!

One thought on “Shakedown Trip to Yuma

  1. I need to get back to Los Algodones! I remember the signs for the businesses along the road are “Dentista,” “Pharmacia,” “Dentista,” Pharmacia,” over and over again. I have a friend who lives in SoCal who would go there to get his dental work done. State of the art root canal for $20, he swears! Lol. Sounds like you had a nice virgin trip!

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