Friday, November 30, 2018


This post is going to cover a few things, hence the title of potpourri.
After yesterdays post the wind came up here at Imperial Dam and things got to rocking around again. Maybe not quite as bad as the other day at Borrego but still strong enough that I was chasing stuff that the wind had blown away. Fortunately it had ebbed enough by bed time that we were able to get to sleep OK.
This morning we planned to head into town again as we wanted to check out a couple of the Yuma markets.
First though we stopped at the Daybreakers Cafe in the Fortuna foothills area for breakfast. This is a very popular place as it was packed. They have some very reasonable breakfast specials which are popular with the seniors crowd. They must have been really disorganized this morning though as it took almost 15 minutes for a server to even take our order then another almost half hour to get our food. The food once we did get it was OK. Nothing spectacular though. I think we might give them another chance, maybe on a different day.
There are a couple of good sized outdoor markets in town with the biggest being the Arizona Marketplace. They carry almost anything that one could want from RV parts to clothing to jewelry. We spent about 3 hours just wandering around. Chris picked up a nice summer dress while I decided to save my money for another day.
The second stop was the Yuma Swap Meet. Whereas the Arizona Market is pretty much all new product, the vendors at the Yuma Swap Meet sell a variety of new and used stuff. We were a bit late getting there and they were starting to close up so we will likely go back another day.
Both of these markets are right close by the Yuma International Airport which also doubles as a Marine Corps Air Station. All day there were all sorts of military aircraft flying around. A couple of the new F-35 Lightnings were doing circuits and during this 4 V-22 Ospreys came in low right over our heads. Add to this a few F-18's and an F5 and it all got pretty loud at times.
Before we left, Chris had checked some sales flyers for Albertsons Supermarket and found a few good sales on meats so we made a stop there and picked up some nice steaks and pork chops as well as some very inexpensive bacon.
On the way back to the trailer we stopped at a couple of furniture stores as we are finding our 2 Euro chairs are getting pretty tired so we have been looking around for some replacements. We found a couple of possibilities but the price was a bit more than we wanted to spend. There are a few other locations we want to check out next time we are in town.
One more stop at Fry's as they had a good sale on chicken then back to the trailer about 4:30.
And wouldn't you know it but the wind is picking up again!
All told a pretty busy day.
Oh, one other thing. As you can see I have made a few changes to the blog. I wanted to dress it up a bit. I also added an email subscription link which you will see in the right side column. Enter your email address and you will get any new posts sent to you as an email message. No need to come looking for the blog.  Let me know what you think.

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