Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Saturday, February 12, 2011


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!


P1010616 I like this shot with the moon out during the day.









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!


  1. Sunshine should help you recover. Aren't you glad your not back in Wisconsin in the chill? Feb. is a long short month there!

  2. your bird is the American Coot...

  3. Love your daylight moon shot and envy you being there to watch the desert come into bloom. Keep those pictures coming.


  4. The coots were new to us too. We have seen a lot of them on several of the lakes we have been to in the SW. I don't think we have them in the midwest at least I've never seen them. I've seen a lot of different types of ducks and geese but the coot was a new one that seems pretty common out here. Hope you continue to feel better.

  5. Lovely pictures, especially with the moon. Hope you feel better soon!


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