On our way to San Diego we decided to make Yuma a layover spot. We’re staying at the Del Pueblo RV and Tennis Resort.
It’s a little lonely here, the snowbirds will start arriving in the next few weeks. There’s 2 pools, 3 hot tubs, billiards, cards, crafts, library, gym – but not much going on right now. And, it’s hot! Like 103 hot when we arrived.
The thing to do in Yuma is to actually leave Yuma and cross the border to Los Algodones, Mexico. Here you can find opticians, pharmacies, dentists, restaurants and bars – all at a bargain. Most people park on the US side at a parking lot run by the Quechan Tribe and walk across the border. We did not do this. Tom does not have a current passport.
We did visit a local brewery – Prison Hill Brewery for a great lunch and beers. The DIPA was tasty.
There’s a state park at the site of the Yuma Territorial Prison.
The Prison opened in 1874 when Arizona was still a territory and operated for 33 years. It housed a total of 3,069 prisoners including 29 women.
There’s a self guided tour, a museum with a film and exhibits, cells and artifacts.
From the guardhouse you can see the Colorado and Gila Rivers.
Just can’t seem to keep Tom out of Jail. Last month it was the Missouri State Penitentiary, now he’s in the Yuma Territorial Prison.