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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Oassis

We really wanted to stay a bit near Yuma this year.  We have made some flying
stops through Yuma before, and needed to make an effort to stay and relax for a
while.  As well we wanted to visit Walter and Pat, I needed to visit the dentist
in Algadones, and maybe some new eyewear.

Thanks to all the blogs Don reads and our intrepid boondocker Ivan, he knew
of a boondocking site just north of Yuma on Fortuna Pond.  It turned into an
oasis and a long stay.  Just 15 minutes from town, and a pond side spot to park.
So beautiful here.



We had a lot of adventures while here.  Besides visits and meals with Walter
and Pat, I successfully had a visit to Mexico for a teeth cleaning, purchased 2
new pairs of glasses – prescription glasses and sunglasses, found Don some Robax
for his back (not an over the counter product in US, but in Mexico hell ya), and
enjoyed a Margarita or two.

We also spent a day visiting Mission Beach in San Diego and Coronado Island. 
Don’s brother had spent a holiday in his prime back in 1979 at Mission Beach. 
It seems it was quite different to him than memory allowed, but hey who knows
what 1979 was like?  LOL  We took a more adult perspective to it, having a great
lunch and stroll on the piers.

Of course Brenda and I enjoyed a bit of shopping while here as well.  The old
downtown Yuma has some excellent shops if you have the desire.

The dessert was in bloom as we drove to San Diego.  Lovely to behold and I am sure you have been just waiting for my annual flower photos!


Well that’s our time at Yuma – enjoyed a bunch, and a new boondocking spot to
mesmerize us and bring us back time and again!

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