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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Anniversary to Remember

Hi all,
 It has been a interesting time here in Yuma, one we won't soon forget. We made another trip to Mexico this time for our dental work. We both needed cleanings and Wendy had a chipped filling that needed attention.
 Wendy had done some research and found a dentist with good reviews so she made us an appointment to save us from the hawkers trying to lure you in.

 Wendy went first for her cleaning and sadly learned the damaged tooth would require a root canal to fix properly. A specialist would be available in about one hour so we snuck out and grabbed a margarita to help ease the pain.)
 After getting her temporary filling and my cleaning we left with an appointment two days later for her crown. Well the dentist said not to eat he didn't say nothing about having another margarita to help ease the pain.)) Well we are in Mexico and as it was our 41st wedding anniversary, we had to make the best of it.

enjoying great fish tacos

 Two days later she got her crown and said even with the root canal she experienced little to no pain. Course did I tell you they got good margaritas in Mexico.) And I did have another pic of Wendy with her second margarita but after the root canal she didn't find it was flattering.
 Our total cost for the cleanings, four x-rays, root canal and crown was $770.
 Looking to do something different a drive to The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge was just the ticket. The 25,768 refuge is spread out along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River.  Along the route we passed quite a few fields that were being harvested of various fare.

 We stopped in the Visitor Center to learn a bit of what there was we could do. We found a rough road that was passable for the dually and able to check three observation points along the route. The observation areas were of the Colorado River

 We also got in a cool little hike on the Painted Desert Trail. The 1.3 mile hike takes you through a rainbow of colors left by 30 million year-old volcanic activity. It also featured a panoramic of the Colorado River Valley. We took our time to enjoy the trail and had a nice picnic lunch at the end. It was good to get out and see some beautiful natural landscape.

 We extended our stay here at Yuma as we had a couple tasks to do and our next stop is a short drive to River Island State Park.
the desert beginning to bloom


  1. Interesting post and nice new smiles.

  2. I'm so glad to find blogs like yours! I can live vicariously through you two. I love all the photos and really enjoy reading your posts. I don't retire for 7 years, 2 months and 16 days but who's counting! :0)

  3. PS. Happy Anniversary and I have a broken tooth that will cost me what you paid in total, if not more, to fix!