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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

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

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

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

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

Our Southwest Drive to Cottonwood Arizona

Eric & I return to
 US Route 191 South.

This region of southeast
Utah is flat & scrubby.

The terrain changes as
we drive south.

A ripply red bluff
parallels the road.

A stunning place to camp

This rock formation reminds
Eric & me of Shiprock in

This is the northern approach

Close ups of the scene:

On the left

The middle to the right

Monument Valley continues
into Arizona.

Horses graze on the
open range.

Eric & I stop for Diesel at
a Sinclair Gas Station.

Eric and I, along with fellow travelers, find out that Route 89, north of Flagstaff is closed because of flooding.  We must detour onto Arizona Route 264 though Leupp to Interstate Route 40 West.  Our four and a half hour drive is now going to be two hours longer.....

Eric takes this shot as I
approach a tight curve.

Here's the detour to Leupp.

The scenery continues
to amaze us.

The Leupp Water Tower

Japanese Americans were interred throughout this region during World War II.

I take over driving after we turn onto Interstate 40 West.

An Elk Warning Sign

Yes, there are Elk in

4 - 6% Grades
Next 18 Miles

The sign for Sedona

Eric & I love this area.

Here's our exit.

Eric & I travel through
seven Roundabouts on

We have reservations for one
night at Thousand Trails
Camp Verde RV Resort
& Campground.

The campsites are narrow.

The tree on the left side
of the motorhome
needs to be trimmed.

From what Eric and I have seen, this is a lovely RV Resort.  We will stay here on a future trip through Arizona.