It was kind of a dreary day drizzling rain so this was something fun to do despite the weather.
My mug shot proclaiming my innocence.
This is the hole that prisoners were kept in if the caused any problems. Men and women alike. There was nowhere to lie down or even go to the bathroom. They were fed bread and water in here. You would think it would be a detterent but many spent several days in here.
Trish at the entrance. You can see it was wet .
This was the original watch tower.
Looking down on the Colorado. Trish has been kayaking down there.
The transcontinental railroad bridge. The railroad ran past here even in the old days when the prison was being used. They have a lot of artifacts and pictures and histories of most of the infamous prisoners incarcerated here. We left here and went to downtown old Yuma. We went to Lutes Casino for lunch. It is no longer a casino, just a restaurant with not fancy but good food and lots and lots of stuff.
They are trying to revitalize this area and it is very nice.
This is the ladies bathroom door.
and his catch. Yes that is a women's head inside the fishes mouth. There is not a blank spot on any of the walls.
That afternoon we went dancing at another RV resort with Marguerite. They even made me get up and dance a few times. I have 2 left feet and because there are not enough men to go around . I was content to sit and watch. That evening we watched some videos of some trips Trish had taken.
The next day Trish was going dancing again so I phoned Doug and Darien and found out they were just around the corner so I walked over and had a great visit. The next day while Trish was at exercise class I headed out. Stopped in Quartzite for lunch and when I got to Palm Springs I thought I would drop off my tent and sleeping bag as I would no longer need them. As I got closer to Ken and Karen's it started to spit and then drizzle rain. I no sooner pulled into the carport than the heavens opened and it poured. It even poured into the mobile home as the roof had a leak. So I stayed a couple of days. It is not wise to travel on some of those roads in the rain because of flash floods an mud slides. Friday dawned clear so I headed for Ridgecrest. It was cool but not too bad.
Snow still down on the mountains in Palm Springs.
Oranges in abundance.
Snow on the hills.
At the Half Ass Ranch
Dee Dee made this quiche for breakfast. Ohhh so good.
When I arrived Dee Dee and I went to meet Jimmy over at Fury's. I had jokes to tell.
Then the next day we went to the second hand shop so I could get a book to read and we bought powerball tickets. That evening it was a friends birthday party at the Five Finger pub in Inyokern.
We rode over in the 1964 Land Rover which we took geocaching the next day.
It is always fun here. One day we took the 56 Chev and the next day the 39 Plymouth coupe.
So on to our day in the desert.
Beautiful scenery and vast expanses. We went to an old mining camp called Bickel camp.
Some squatters live here and make sure that all the old things remain intact.
Inside the cabin Bickel lived in.
Lots of old fridges
Lots of old gas cans.
Then back on the road to the Schmidt tunnel.
Looking back from whence we came. Outside the entrance.
Entrance. I smacked my head here on the way out. Seems this guy named Schmidt started this tunnel looking for gold but later became obsessed and hand dug this 1/2 mile tunnel right through the mountain. It took him 38 years.
We stopped once more on the way to Randsburg and looked for another geocache.
On to The Joint
That evening we stopped at Olivieri's for Mexican food in Ridgecrest on the way home.
One last picture of Dee Dee and Scruffy and then I headed back to Palm Springs and home.
Thank you guys. Always a great visit here.