Saturday, February 19, 2011
From Yuma, AZ
We woke this morning to a little thunder, a little rain, and a little hail. With a break in the weather, we spent about 2 hours at breakfast with Bob & Molly. Over the last few weeks, we have managed to have breakfast with them several times, keeping caught up on all the happenings.
Since today was our last chance, we spent nearly two hours at Daybreakers, eating a great breakfast and doing a lot of talking about Yuma. They have been here once before about 2-3 years ago, and like us.. really love this winter weather.
We left Lufkin headed to the desert in Arizona, but with no plans to go to Yuma. After hearing so many good things we decided to spend a week or so here. Well that week or so has turned into almost a month, and we have loved every minute of it. Yuma is not a big city, small enough to get around, but large enough to have a lot to offer.
We have found the farming activities to be very interesting, and have really enjoyed watching the process in the fields. Yesterday, we took a drive to the east of Yuma and came upon about a 100 field hands hoeing a field of plants. We think it was either cauliflower or broccoli.
Okay, so what does the title mean, you are wondering, Well.... it seems that we really like it here... and..... We Bought A Lot !!
Crazy, Huh? Well, not so much. The Foothills area is filled with RV lots where folks park their RV, have a little casita or maybe a house and spend the winter months here in this really mild climate.
A new subdivision opened over a year ago, has had really slow sales, so the price of the lots has been greatly reduced. Although the developer's prices are firm, we found a very large lot owned by the fence contractor that was a really good deal.
Our lot is 80 feet wide and 110 feet deep, one of the largest in the subdivision. An owner is allowed to park two RV's with a casita, or one RV if there is a house on the lot.
This is a casita under construction in the sub-division. A casita is usually 400 to 500 or so square feet and contains a bathroom, kitchen, a gathering room. No sleeping quarters are allowed in a casita.
Obviously we have no plans to build a house, but we will probably build a very small casita in the next year or two. We hope to be able to spend several months (winter) a year in Yuma. Guess we will see how that goes.
We will leave here tomorrow, headed back to East Texas, with a stop in Waco on the way. Our grandson is competing in a state archery tournament next week, and we want to be there to see him complete. Good luck to the St. Cyprian's Archery Team.