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ARIZONA, U. S. A.

(Map of Arizona, U. S. of A.)
Author’s note: Map, courtesy of
Merriam-Webster Online.

2010, Jan. 10
in the state of Arizona, U. S. of A.

During the winter of 2009 / 10, I had my truck leased to a company called `CS Transport' which was situated in New Westminster, B C. Canada.

I had an `07 Volvo conventional pulling a 53 Ft. Utility reefer taking loads to towns in Calif.

Returning to Canada I carried some American products that I picked up in towns in California; carrots, oranges, etc, and some that I picked up from customs agents in border towns such as Yuma.

These are some of the pictures I took, through the windshield, along the route home from Yuma.

HWY. I-8 - EAST BOUND FROM YUMA

I took a wrong turn coming out of the cooler in Yuma and was heading East on 8.

It wasn't until I was out of the Fortuna foothills, and found an off ramp at Wellton, that I got turned around and went back to Yuma.

(Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, 4 lane highway through desert.) (Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, buildings on horizon in desert.)
(Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, 4 lane highway through desert, overpass in distance.) (Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, 4 lane highway through desert.)
(Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, 4 lane highway through desert, cutting through hills.)
FORTUNA FOOTHILLS
(Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, 4 lane highway through desert, cutting through hills.)
(Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Fortuna Foothills, 4 lane highway through desert, buildings on horizon.) (Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Wellton, open style buildings beside road in desert.)
(Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Wellton, cluster of cars beside road in desert.) (Arizona, Hwy. I-8 Wellton, 4 lane highway through desert, buildings on horizon.)

Once back in Yuma,, I turned North onto Hwy. 95 and within a very few miles, I was in the Yuma Proving Ground.

SR (State Route) - 95
NORTH FROM HWY. I-8

Also known, for the first few miles, as the Castle Dome Mine Road.

(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert, intersection, two large guns.)
MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE PROVING GROUNDS
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, large gun beside highway in desert, two lone palm trees.)
TEST GUNS - ONCE USED ON THE PROVING GROUNDS
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert.) (Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert.)
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, mountains and desert beside Hwy.) (Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, mountains and desert beside Hwy.)
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, mountains and desert beside Hwy.) (Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, mountains and desert beside Hwy.)

On any road, in the USA, leading North from the Mexican border, you will find road blocks where vehicles are checked to see if they are carrying illegal immigrants.

Truckers call them Chiquita Checks, the Govt. looking to see if we have picked up any sweet senoritas.

(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert, road block, Quonset huts beside road.)
CHIQUITA CHECK
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert, officers waving me through the road block.)
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert.)
? ? ?
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert, open building beside hwy. Closed weigh station?)
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert, open building, and pickup trucks, beside hwy. Closed weigh station?.) (Arizona, Hwy. 95 Yuma Proving Grounds, 4 lane highway through desert, old buildings beside road.)
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 La Paz Valley, 4 lane highway through desert.) (Arizona, Hwy. 95 La Paz Valley, mountains on the horizon in desert.)
THERE MAY NOT BE GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 La Paz Valley, mountains on the horizon in desert.)
LA PAZ VALLEY
(Arizona, Hwy. 95 La Paz Valley, mountains on the horizon in desert, RVs scattered throughout cacti.)
BUT THERE'S RVs IN THEM THAR CACTI
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  4 lane highway through desert, sign beside road.)
QUARTZSITE 6
PARKER 41
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  desert, RVs scattered throughout cacti.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  desert, RVs and building.)
SIGN IN CENTRE
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95 - sign beside highway through desert.)
LONG TERM VISITOR AREA
⇐ LA POSA
TYSON WASH
LA POSA SOUTH ⇒
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  RVs, cacti, desert.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  sign beside highway, desert, cacti, RVs, buildings.)
ENTERING
QUARTZSITE
ELEVATION 879
FOUNDED 1879
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  check in centre, rvs, desert.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  4 lane highway, RVs, RVs in desert.)
LONG TERM VISITOR AREA
⇐ LA POSA WEST
LA POSA NORTH ⇒
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  Arizona, check in centre in desert.)
LA POSA WEST
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. 95  Arizona, RVs in desert.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona,  RV sales lot in desert.)
BEAUDRY RV
(Quartzsite, Arizona,  big RVs for sale.)
PAUL EVERTS

(Quartzsite, Arizona, tents RVs.)
WATCH FOR BEARS
TYSON WELLS
SHOW GROUNDS
RV. PARK
BEAR
XING
100 Ft.
(Quartzsite, Arizona, overlooking Hwy. I-10 - 4 lane highway through town.)
OVERLOOKING 1-10 FROM SR 95

HWY. I-10
WEST, FROM QUARTZSITE

(Quartzsite, Arizona, Tents.)
I-10 WEST OF HWY. 95
(Quartzsite, Arizona,  cars and old bus.)
GREASEWOOD
SWAP MEET
(Quartzsite, Arizona, motel and cars.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, RVs and palm trees.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, dry river bed between two bridges.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, girl standing on bridge looking at dry river bed.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, RVs and palm trees.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, 4 lane highway over bridge through town.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, buildings and trees.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, `57 Buick beside hwy.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, jeep on side st.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, mountain in distance, desert.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, mountains in distance, desert.) (Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, 4 lane highway mountains in distance, desert.)
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, mountain in distance, desert, sign beside rd.)
EXIT 11
DOME ROCK
RD ⇒
(Quartzsite, Arizona, Hwy. I-10, 4 lane highway through desert, dry valley, mountains.)
NEXT STOP - BLYTHE CALIFORNIA

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