I’ve really been feeling lousy the last few days, so we’ve been laying low. We did manage to do some hiking in the last few days.
On Thursday we went back to downtown Yuma with Joan and Al to walk along the Colorado River Trail. It’s a 2 mile biking and hiking trail along the banks of the Colorado River. There are a few parks along the route, and it’s a very nice walk.
There were a number of these birds along the trail near the river. I tried to identify them, but have had no luck. They’re black, with a yellow beak, red eyes and yellowish feet.
The bridge over the Colorado River is called the “Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge”. It was the last section built of the first highway that went from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
After the hike, we went back to the Paradise Casino for the Thursday 50+ free $10 slot play. There were signs all over the casino saying they were discontinuing the promotion. I’m not surprised. I think the senior citizens have been “cashing out” in droves. We did manage to win $15 so it was a good run while it lasted :)
Today Al, Joan, Kevin and I went back to the area we hiked a few weeks ago to see if we could find the mine. Joan has this Yuma hiking booklet, and we were sure we’d find it this time. We hiked for a total of 3 hours, and never found it. We sure did get a good workout on another gorgeous day!
I read somewhere that the desert would start blooming around Valentine’s Day. Today we saw some cactus with flowers. Cool!
I was completely drained by the time we were done. This darn cold has just knocked me for a loop. Hopefully, it won’t last too much longer.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!