I paid $1.97 for a gallon of gas on my way out of town. Up 8 cents since yesterday.
I drove 86 miles south to Yuma. Drove through the US Army Yuma proving grounds where Colonel Randy Murray is in command. Of what? I couldn’t say. There were signs everywhere to watch for the wildlife but the only wild things I saw were the Canadians zooming past me on the two lane highway.
I drove straight to Q, the casino right on the border of Arizona, California and Mexico. This is our meet up place. A group of us are crossing the border on Friday and heading to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez. I don’t think driving 175 miles for a fish taco is too crazy. Do you?
I thought I’d go in and throw $5 at a machine but wound up spending $11 on a martini and watching everyone else gamble instead.
I’m huddled here in the parking lot between hundreds of million dollar rigs! This is THE stopping place for Americans on their way to Algodones Mexico where one can get a million dollar smile for less than half of what it would cost here in the USofA, only 2 or 3 miles from the border. I’m guessing there aren’t too many dentists making big bank in Yuma.
Scenes from Quartzsite…
It's as if you are on a different planet. And yes, driving however far for a good fish taco makes perfect sense.
Love you, Yo. Be safe. Have more grand adventures!
this all reminds me of my hometown of spokane
any excuse for a road trip is a great reason for a road trip
Thank you Ms Moon! I knew you would agree about the tacos.
And yes, this does feel like an entirely different planet I've landed on.
A good fish taco is well worth the trip. The juxtaposition in those images is priceless.
Rebecca, I agree.
I should probably now add Spokane to
my growing list of road trips.
Stephanie, The whole town is priceless. You can't make that stuff up.
Ever read an Proulx? These posts, this trip, these people, remind me a lot of her work.
What a wondrous journey.
LKD, Shipping News! Yes.
It is quite an adventure.
Thank you for joining me.