Yuma, Arizona

February 2005



The desert is in full bloom around Yuma because of all the rain.  What we found so astonishing was the wonderful perfume of the flowers that permeates the air.  We had our very own RV spot waiting for us there at Terry's cousin Ralph's place.   On our last visit to the Seattle area in 2002, we  spent an afternoon with Ralph & June - the first time Terry had seen them since she was a girl.  Ralph's brother Phil and his wife Sharon also winter in Yuma, so we got to see them as well.  We played Mexican Train Dominos and enjoyed quite a few meals together, so we really got to know them all this time.  We had a ball!

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Desert in Bloom Ralph & June Phil & Sharon Ralph's Phil's Gerry with the Gang

Also living in Yuma is Vicki's best friend from our first tour in Corpus Christi when they were in junior high school together.  Jennifer was Vicki's constant companion and went every where with us, including camping trips to Lake Corpus Christi where the kids all water skied together.   Now married to a Naval Officer, she is the mother of 4 boys ranging in age from 6 to 16. 

Jen & Jim Jen's Family Wes, Sam & Charlie George