My two favorite vehicles, a Sherman tank, and the Arctic Fox. One's a real tank, and the other is built like a tank.
I left Quartzsite this morning and got to my next boondocking site near Yuma about 11 o'clock.
I was surprised how many RVs were still heading for Quartzsite as I was leaving town so I guess Q is not as full as its going to get. One thing that became apparent as I was leaving is the closer you get to Q the more crowded the boondocking areas are, which makes sense, and is a bit of information I will keep in mind for the future.
On the way to Yuma I stopped at the Yuma Proving Grounds outdoor museum which I always do when I come this way. Not so much to see the exhibits, since I've been here so many times, but mostly just to walk around and take a break. But anyway today's pictures are some that I took at the museum.
I'm staying at the Yuma VFW just north of town on Highway 95. I never realized it before when I saw RVs here in the past, what appeared to be the VFW parking lot is actually BLM land and you can sign in with the host for a free 14 day stay just like all the other BLM land in the area.
And amazingly enough it's more crowded here than it was in Q. the parking area is about half full, it's right next to Highway 95 so it's pretty noisy, and on the other side of Highway 95 there's a railroad track that's turning out to be fairly busy. I'm thinking I probably won't make it for the entire two weeks here.
I'm going to need to empty my tanks, and get some water pretty soon so I'll probably go to the escapees RV Park here in Yuma to boondock for a few days and dump my tanks.
Edit: a spot opened up near the back of the BLM boondocking area and I moved into it. There's a little bit less road and train noise back here, and more importantly it's a bit more private without people all around me. So I may be able to tolerate staying here longer than I first thought. Now the question is can they tolerate me.
a Vietnam era APC [Armored Personnel Carrier ]
M60 the U.S. Army's main battle tank during the Vietnam war.