In comparison with many of my posts, in terms of numbers of photos, this will be a very short post. But I want to continue the rhythm I have going with posts of our recent (and previous visits as well) five night visit to Yuma, Arizona, arriving on April the 9th and leaving on the 14th.
The river you will be seeing in the photos below is the Colorado River. In Yuma, the Colorado River separates the states of Arizona and California.
In frontier days, crossing the Colorado River was a major accomplishment for those moving West, thus it came to be known as The Yuma Crossing. It is a National Heritage Area.
Below are several links you may find interesting.
Having lived in Yuma briefly from November 1963 to February 1964, I feel pride in Yuma's recognition as a National Heritage Area. When we left Anchorage on March 8th for Phoenix and the Mayo Clinic, a visit to Yuma was high on our list of places we wanted to re-visit.
GATEWAY PARK .. YUMA, ARIZONA
The final photo below, as Gateway Park runs along the shores of the Colorado River, gives you an idea of the enormous size of Gateway Park.
Thanks for another visit to Yuma with us.
Cap and Patti