We have been here at Cocopah RV & Golf Resort in Yuma, AZ. now for about 2 weeks. We are in the city that has the most sunny day a year in the USA. The temperatures have ranged from low 70's to low 80's during the day, with a couple of days of wind and sprinkles. Best weather so far this winter for us.View down our street at Cocopah Resort in Yuma AZ.
Joe and I have gotten back on a walking schedule around the park before breakfast or dinner for 40 to 50 minutes as per Dr's orders to keep healthy.
Between all the streets of the permanent mobile homes runs the golf courses fairways. You need to be careful though, not to be hit by a golf ball. One day, Joe and I heard a loud yell, "FORE". We immediately moved into someones driveway as a ball hit the street.
Pond in front of the office where we pick up our daily mail forward by Joe's mom Kay. Thanks Kay for all the trouble you go through for our mail. We really do appreciate all you do for us.
On our walk, we pass the bar and grill.
Bar & Grill (you can see golfers on the golf course on the other side of the Bar & Grill)
Swimming pool we have not used yet. One morning on our walk we saw a water aerobic class being held.
Tennis courts. I have seen people playing couples who were older than us.
Fitness Center. Joe walks up and we looked around in it. It is much bigger than it looks. I said to Joe we will have to come up here and use the equipment on rainy days. He said he did not want to come here and work out. I ask why he wanted to look in at it, if he wouldn't want to use it. He said he just likes to see what all is here.
An open model mobile home. We went in one like this one for $79,000. It was not much bigger than our Nest.
Another shot of Office, pond, and water tower.
Birdie at the pond. I have not yet picked up a bird book, so I can't tell you the name of it. We saw some of these last year in the gulf also.
Cocopah water tower.
First time we have ever seen this in a RV park.
Pet wash station.
Paths between the streets of RV sites.
Looking up our street. We are located far up on the left side, but you can't see us because we are shorter than the RVs between us.
We have passed our Nest now and you can see the fields at the end of our street.
Field of romaine lettuce. The far right has been harvested. The left side will be in a few days.
The huge piddle patch. This park is very pet friendly. That is Mallery coming with her ball.
On the second throw she did not want to fetch the ball. There are too many smells here and her ball is now contaminated.
I have to fetch the ball.
On the third throw she pushes the ball around till she finds a spot that smells OK and brings it to me. She has been on antibiotics and feels better.
On the forth throw she brings her ball again,
and then decided to add her smells also. After that she wouldn't play ball anymore.
Shuffle board court.
Another bird on the golf course. There are a ton of these eating away at bugs or something in the grass on the golf course.
Something scared it and off it flew.
On the back side of the park are ponds with lots of ducks,
and more ducks.
Mallery looking pretty with her new barrett I got for her in Quartzsite.
Doggy patch cemetary with plaque of all the doggies who have gone on to heaven while staying at Cocopah RV & Golf Resort.
Not doing much site seeing here, but have been very busy. I have seen a chiropractor 3 times, Mallery has been to a vet again for an annual shot, and Joe has been working on our taxes. Before we started traveling, I use to see my chiropractor once a month for neck pain. I believe, the neck pain is from the 15 years of bending over my patients as a hygienist. It is hard to find someone when you are traveling so much. Tomorrow I have my dental appointment, and Mallery has another vet appointment. She gets another annual vaccination and is having some blood work done. She just finished her second round of antibiotics and her breathing problems are back. The vet wants to check her for valley fever. I guess valley fever is some kind of fungal disease animals and people can get down here, in the far southwest. You get the disease from breathing in fungal spores from the dust in the air. The blood work will cost $150., to see if she has valley fever. She has already cost me $221 in the last month with her breathing problems and a annual shot. In December while I was in AL., Joe had his dental visit and that is when Mallery started her middle of the night breathing problems in Casa Granda. Mallery's problems have progressively gotten worse, except while she has been on antibiotics. In Casa Granda, Joe also had time to get the Honda's body work and air conditioner damage fixed which was damaged in the late summer, from an on coming flying blown truck tire. These monthly stays are great for getting things done that we don't other wise seem to find time for! Joe has also been trying to get a piece of corian counter top replaced on our stove. One day we heard a loud crack sound and realized the corian on the stove top cracked. We found a corian dealer here in Yuma and he found a piece that will match up with our countertops. The first piece he cut too short, so he is cutting us another piece. He told us he has a ton of RVers needing fix-ups on cracked corian. When we first started looking for RVs, anyone who had corian countertop bragged them up. According to this guy, you do not want them in RVs; as one person stated ; RVs are like an earthquake going down the road. Joe and I, also have been pulling everything off or in the Nest to take inside pictures. We have decided after 16 months on the road, that we love this kind of life and realize it is going to take another 3 more years to see the entire US. Because we have decided to be full timers for at least 3 more years, we would like to step up to a deisel motor RV, but we need to sell our Nest first. We plan on putting it online for sale. That is how we found it, and hope we can sell it that way as well. I have checked online for a deisel RV in our price range and have found many we would buy today. If we can't find a buyer we will continue our journey as is. We just feel for resell purposes, this is the right time to sell the Nest, to get the most out of it. Our Nest is at 19,000 miles. Please pray for a buyer to come along who is looking for just what we have; our cozy little Nest. Lastly Joe has been enjoying, Thursday and Sunday night playing Texas Hold Them in the card room with who ever wants to play. The first night Joe played, he came in at 3rd place at his table. Prizes are given out only for 1st and 2nd place. Darn!