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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Late Lunch at Texas Roadhouse in Yuma, Arizona

Eric and I are in the mood for steak and want to try a new steakhouse.




Texas Roadhouse is
just "up the road"
from Desert RV
Resort.










Texas Roadhouse accepts
Timber, Cattle, Horses
& Camels... Tee-hee...



















Diners can select 
specific steaks
from this fresh
meat counter.








Booths ring the
dining areas.

Tables fill in
the rest of
the space.




The bar has
multiple
TVs.





Tables adjacent
to the bar








This mural mixes
Star Wars scenes
on Tatooine & off 
roading on the
Dunes in nearby






Beau, our server,
& Eric






He "walks" these first time diners through meal choices.  There are so many!





Elena, a Manager, comes
to our table to greet us.



















She brings us a Complimentary
 Appetizer Card & a bag of
 peanuts to welcome us to
 Texas Roadhouse.



















Wait staff Line Dance
near out booth.







Eric's Mojito & my
Margarita




Eric's appetizer:
There's Chili beneath
the Cheese & Onions.










My House Salad has
generous amounts of
Chopped Egg &
 Cheese.









Eric's selection:
& Ribs with a Sweet 
Potato & Marinated
Green Peppers

I chose a 10 ounce
with Steak Fries.









Eric and I are very happy with our choices.  Texas Roadhouse has taken care of our steak cravings. The tasty sides are welcome additions.





A server took this photo
to help us remember our
first visit to Texas
Roadhouse.


Thank you, everyone, for a friendly, fun, flavorful lunch, and the invitation to return for a free Appetizer.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Office/Clubhouse @ Desert Paradise RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona





The Office/Clubhouse is the
hub of activities at Desert
Paradise RV Resort.




Thousand Trails Brochures &
 the Vend-A-Card Machine
to pay for laundry













Local entertainment is
posted in the Office.

Neon Circus, a Brooks
& Dunn Tribute on 
January 18th






Down the hall is a large
bulletin board that lists
Resort activities.




The Library has a table
for Jigsaw Puzzles.





The Card Room





The Pool Room










The Work Out Room has
Treadmills & an Exercise
Bike, Weights....





.... a Universal Machine
& an Elliptical Machine.











The Laundry Room







Eric and I have easy access to all the amenities here at Desert Paradise RV Resort.  There's no waiting because there are very few RVers here in October.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Notes on Desert Paradise RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona





Desert Paradise RV Resort
is an Age Qualified
(55 Plus) Community.















The Office/Clubhouse











RVers can pick up their
mail at any hour at the
outdoor mail boxes.










The Pool & Hot Tub










Shuffleboard Courts











Horseshoe Pits











Trailers & 5th Wheels line
some of the paved Resort
streets.




The DirecTV Dish is in a
flowering bush next to
a skirted 5th Wheel.




Some streets are lined with
permanently set up trailers
with car ports.






Eric and I are staying here, at no charge with our Thousand Trails/Trail Collection Camping Membership.  We are a short drive from Yuma area attractions, Southeast California and
Los Algodones, Mexico.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Southwest to Our Destination: Yuma, Arizona





Today's 4 hour drive
starts on Interstate





Another beautiful day...

Another winding road...






the hillsides.










There''s a 6% Grade
for the next 2 miles.





We are in Saguaro Cactus
Country.










A Gila Monster decorates
the sloping embankment
near an overpass.










Loop 303 takes Eric & me
around Phoenix.






Palm Trees decorate the
bridge abutment wall.










We follow the sign for




This "Franken-Palm" is a
disguised cell phone tower.




Exit 112 will take us to











I drive while Eric takes
pictures.





We pass a Solar Panel Farm








Yuma is 66 miles away....




This train is hauling two
engines plus cargo.





We are driving toward
the Gila Mountains.



Interstate 8 takes us through
the mountains.

Look at that rock cut!





We leave the highway
at Exit 112.




We arrive at Desert Paradise
 RV Resort, just two blocks
in from Interstate 8.













Eric & I settle into our
corner campsite with
water, 50 amp electric
service & a sewer
hookup.




Our DirecTV satellite dish provides us with the TV channels that we rely on for news and entertainment.