Sunday, February 2, 2014

Final Days in Yuma

Yuma, AZ  High 78  Low 50

Toni took this picture of me while we were in Algodones waiting for lunch. I don’t usually like my picture but Toni did a great job.


Jim and I  decided to check out the military museum at the Yuma Proving Ground. One problem, the museum was closed. So we scoped out the Imperial Dam area and also stopped to check out the tanks.

M4A3 Sherman Tank – manufactured April 1944 in Lima, Ohio. The holes in the body of the tank have had the edges ground flat which is known as European combat damage repairs. These repairs are a testimony to the fact that “Ol War Horse” is a WWII combat veteran.


How about this for a “toad”? It’s a M2A1 40MM towed anti-aircraft gun.


A M386 Launcher 762MM Rocket, Truck Mounted.


While we were gone, the girls just relaxed.



Went to dinner with my cousin John and his wife, Ellen. They have a house in Yuma which they are selling because they prefer to spend their winters in Tucson. Had a really great time.



  1. Love that pic of you & glad to see the dogs have mastered the art of relaxation.

  2. Hey, I was there today, too. I drove into Imperial Dam and checked out some of the campgrounds to see how full they were. Didn't see a campsite I wanted, so I drove back out to 95 and kept going to Hot Springs. It would have been funny if we saw each other. Great photo of you - you look happy, relaxed and very pretty! :)

  3. I agree with the others, very nice picture Sandie. Becki

  4. Where and how do you get to the museum. Is it on the base?
    I've been to the tank stuff, but I don't know where the museum is?

  5. Your little girls sure know how to pose for your pictures. Do you offer special treats or does it just come natural for them to "ham" it up?

  6. That's a great picture of you, Sandie!

  7. If you'd use that M2A1 as a toad you could have your choice of any spot in a RV park.

  8. Your look great in the picture. Nice to see the tanks...

  9. We were very impressed with Yuma this time and enjoyed our time there. Looks like you all did too!

  10. That's a nice picture of you. The others are also great along with the stories. Looks like you guys are really busy and having such a good time. We seem to stay busy, too, & I need to give something up so I can relax a bit! Too many crafts & exploring to do and not enough time!! But this is a great way to be!

  11. Excellent picture of you, and exploring the proving grounds area is fun too

  12. Moving from warm Yuma to cool Tuscon for the winter? Seems backward to me.

    Your beautiful smile makes that photo so lovely!

  13. Glad you enjoyed your day. Nice vehicles.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  14. We'll have to check that out next time we're in the area.

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  16. That is a really nice picture of you - probably because you were relaxed. It's hard to get a picture that looks so natural.

  17. The girls looked like they missed you.


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