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WEST COAST TRAIL MOTEL

Pal Desert, California To Yuma, Arizona

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Yesterday I drove the motorhome 151 miles from Palm Desert, California to Yuma, Arizona.

Most of the first one-half of the trip was on California Highway 111 along the eastern shore of the Salton Sea and directly atop the San Andreas Fault and 200 feet below sea level…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

The drive to Yuma is in a southeasterly direction meaning most of the time you are driving right into the sun…

The Chocolate Mountains on the left of the highway…

I enjoy this drive because there is very little traffic for about 30 miles along the shore of the Salton Sea…

When you get within about 75 miles of Mexico you start to see Border Patrol checkpoints. This first one stops vehicles heading north only…

Heading east on Interstate Highway 8 about 15 miles west of Yuma, Arizona you cross the six-mile wide Algodones Sand Dunes which you can read about by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algodones_Dunes

The dark line at the base of the right tower is the border fence between the United States and Mexico…

Approaching Yuma, Pilot Knob on the right is a visible landmark which you can read about by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Knob_%28Imperial_County,_California%29

Here’s my parking spot at the Paradise Casino where parking is free for as long as you care to stay. I’m expecting to be here for a while hiding out from the cold weather. Yuma is the sunniest place on Earth. I have a number of friends in the area…

Here’s usual dinette window photo…

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 60 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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All original material copyright – Jim Jaillet 2017

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