Pivot Point Interpretative Plaza is located in downtown Yuma,AZ.
We toured this outdoor exhibit of a steam locomotive that sits on the original tracks, at the exact site where the first real train entered Arizona in 1877.
They were able to preserve a few artifacts from that time, a concrete pillar that was part of a swing span pivot bridge. The rail bridge would pivot to allow steam boats to pass.
Their website said they have a interpretive sound system that is suppose to recreate the sound of steam boats passing, but it was not working when we were there. They did have storyboards posted along the walkway that were quite interesting to read .
We decided that Yuma,AZ would be our next stop as there is so much to see and do in the area. We decided instead of staying out in the desert that we would blacktop camp at Cocopah Casino just south of Yuma. The casino will allow you to stay in their RV parking lot for $6.00/night or $35.00/ week. This is just blacktop camping with no hookups. They do have level sites, security that drives around, and daily garbage pick up.
A view from the RV parking lot looking at the casino.
The RV sites are wide enough to have your slides out and be able to park beside your rig.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to cross as much off our list as we had planned, we did however spent quite a bit of time at the Foothills Animal Hospital in Yuma. Our little Miss Bella ended up with stuvite bladder stones that required emergency surgery.
The surgery went great, Miss Bella is doing fantastic and has healed quite nicely.
We did manage to take in some Yuma history which I will post in another blog.
We are hoping to make it back to Yuma later this winter to cross more off our list.
After spending a week in Bakersfield, CA with Tom and Lori, we headed southeast to Quartzsite, Az for our RV upgrades and warmer temps.
We were so busy this summer with work, our daughters wedding and the final renos to our house, Myron didn’t have time to upgrade the shackles on the 5th wheel trailer as he had planned. Our 2014 Cougar 337FLS came with MORryde CRE3000 Suspension, however the factory bushings and shackles are very light duty, and with the amount of traveling we will be doing he wanted to beef them up with MORryde’s Heavy Duty Shackle Kit Upgrade.
Laughlin to Quartzsite, or Laughlin to Palm Springs, or Laughlin to Yuma………….
Since our time was up in Laughlin, NV and the temp was starting to drop, we decided it was time to make some tracks and head further south. We were having a tough time deciding where we wanted to go next, when our friends Tom and Lori called to say they discovered they had a few issues with their 5th wheel. So we headed to Bakersfield, CA to help them out!
Check out Tom and Lori’s blog posts below to see what Myron has been up to!
We decided to take a road trip and head out to a former mining town, now turned lively ghost town!
We drove through the Black Mountains of Mojave County, not far from where we stayed in Laughlin, NV along historical route 66.
The Main Street is where all the action is, small stores, sidewalk vendors, Restaurant and Saloon.
Wild Burros are wandering and panhandling throughout the streets.
If your timing is right you will even witness a bank robbery and a good old fashioned gunfight take place.
Parking is limited, so you may not want to take your trailer or larger rigs as it is difficult to find a place to park.
If you do bring your pets, be very careful as the Burro’s have been known to kick them. We have a pet stroller we use for Rider and of course Miss Bella gets her usual royal treatment of being carried.