Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chess Set Completed

Some of you were interested in seeing how the Chess Set Hubby was working on progressed. He continued carving each of the men down south...finishing them the best he could with the tools he had with him.
When we arrived home....he spent all his spare time trying to finish the set so he could take it on our trip to visit family and play the first game with them!
After giving each piece a final sanding, He made a frame for the board, (his plan is to put a drawer under the box for storage of the men).
Then a weight was inserted in the bottom of each piece...
The staining and waxing began...
Felts were then put on the bottom of each piece...
 And trimmed...

 The game is completed and between his son and grands,.....time will only tell how many games he will win! He taught the grands to play...he taught them well....he now has a hard time beating them:)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Yuma Sights

Old Buildings Downtown
Ocean to Ocean bridge...
The water in the desert...
The beautiful sky!1
Some of the few reasons I Love Yuma!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Valley of Names

Valley of Names....a place in the desert where people write there names.

Of course it's a drive to get there thru the desert....but we quite enjoy it!

 We didn't come prepared to leave our names...but found enough rocks to leave our initials...luckily they are the same
We tried to get a selfie of us with the initials...but it was hard to get them in

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Picacho Park continued....

About 1 mile from the campground is Taylor Lake
 Its a tributary of the Colorado River...
 We took the kayaks out to have a closer look!
The scenery was great!
Someone even did some Rock Hounding!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Picacho Park California

This park is only 24 miles from takes over an hour to get there....

 I find beauty in the desert....
 The landscaped changed....

Then we arrived to the campground...and yes there are campers there even though its quite the trek...
It's along the Colorado River...
Yes we brought our be continued.....

Monday, February 13, 2017

Colorado River Kayak

We had a great trip up the Colorado River!
 Some one had built Tipi Frames
Passed a group of tubers floating down the river
Past some old wooden steps and an old storm sewer....
maybe used by Yuma Territorial Prison just down the river at one time???
There was enough current we were able to float back down the river..
St Thomas Indian Mission on the hill in Winterhaven California
Back to where we launched our kayaks
Pictures were taken by hubby as I did not have my camera along.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


The girls wanted to see a sunset, so we went to a golf course patio for supper and to watch the sunset...

I must say ...I have seen better desert sunsets...
But it was a wonderful way to end our visit with the girls!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lake Day in the Desert

We took a trip to Squaw Lake...... the girls couldn't imagine a lake in the desert!
This is only one of the many lakes here.

 We spent the day...kayaking, swimming and enjoying the sun and water!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Market Day- Tour continues....

Tuesday is Market Day in Old Town... we enjoyed seeing this Vendor!
We had lunch at the Garden Patio Cafe
 And coffee at a Coffeehouse we just discovered two blocks from main street!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tour Guides..

This week hubby and I got to be tour guides for our daughter and her two friends...
We visited the sand dunes..

They had never seen a lettuce field this big or seen it harvested...
Took a walk in the desert..
 ....down American Girl Mine Road.