Monday, February 6 – We walked on the East Wetlands Trail this morning in Yuma, AZ.
This is a nice walking/biking trail that runs along the Colorado River. It appears to be a work in progress. Much of the trails, benches, informative signage, etc. is complete, but they continue to do work in the area expanding and improving things. A pretty nice park for the people of Yuma.
One attraction along the path is the Prison Cemetery. It is in memory of the inmates who lost their life while serving their sentence at the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma. Of the 3,069 sentenced to the Prison, 111 met their death by disease, accident, murder, suicide and escape attempts.
Another historic site is the Ocean-to-Ocean bridge built in 1915. The Bridge was the first highway span over the lower Colorado River. It proved to be the crucial link that made a southern transcontinental highway possible.
After our walk along the river, we drove over to Old Town Yuma.
Many of the store fronts are closed or out of business, but the restaurants and bars seem to be doing a pretty good business.
Hotel Del Sol built in 1927, originally called the Hotel Ming, closed down in the 1970’s. It has fallen into disrepair and has been occupied only by squatters.
There are several short plazas that led back to shops and wineries.
We stopped at the Prison Hill Brewery for a beverage and a little lunch. A nice place and pretty busy on a Monday afternoon.
We met up with RV friends for dinner at Lutes Casino.
Not really a casino anymore, but they are famous for their good sandwiches. We weren't disappointed! Very good food and the interior of this place is nearly indescribable. All kinds of old movie posters, antiques, and one of a kind memorabilia. Stuff hanging everywhere.
We had a great dinner and a wonderful time with friends.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!