Tuesday, February 7 – We had three stops around Yuma, AZ, that we wanted to visit today. First up was the Cloud Museum.
This is one of those unbelievably strange stops that have you saying over and over again, “This is amazing!” Situated on over 2 acres in nearby Bard, California, the Cloud Museum includes nearly 150 Model T's and Model A's, antique farm equipment, motors, small appliances, and other collectibles too numerous to mention.
The museum's owner, Johnny Cloud, drives around on his four wheeler answering questions. According to Johnny, he personally drove each of these cars into his museum, and all the cars will run if you add a battery and a little gas. To prove his point he cranked one of the nearby cars a couple of times and sure enough it started right up.
Marsha found one she would like to take home. She couldn’t believe how little the pedals are.
We spent a couple hours strolling through the yard and over nine buildings containing a never ending number of antiques.
A person could easily spend all afternoon in the museum and not see everything. The price of admission is $5 per person. The experience is well worth the price!
The drive out to Bard, AZ, is also interesting. About 30 minutes out of Yuma, we drove through acres and acres of farms growing lettuce, cabbage, onions, garlic, and other products included in the “Yuma salad bowl.” It is an interesting drive to see the fields being prepared, flooded, and the vegetables being picked. Millions of heads of lettuce and other vegetables! There are over 20,000 migrant workers employed working in these fields doing jobs we can't imagine anyone being able to perform all day long.
We will show you are other two stops in our next post.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!