Yes, I stayed parked in one campground for more than one week, and actually, I spent the entire month of February at the Sandbar Campgrounds located 5-miles north of Yuma, AZ. The campground has no pool, guest house, or jacuzzi. But, they do provide showers and a laundry room.
But before I spent the month of February in one campground, I began my winter in the desert of Quartzsite, AZ, on the Bureau of land management, where I stayed for a couple of weeks.
My time there boondocking which is living off-grid living. I discovered I need a larger sewer, fresh water tanks, and a second battery to fulfill my electrical needs. The Quartzsite area is 70-miles north of Yuma, AZ, and a 10-degree difference in temperatures during the day and especially at night.
Twenty-four hours ago, on February 27, I turned from the paved roadway near Yuma, AZ, onto a desert road towards the mountain landscape setting to capture these photos.
If you ever get the opportunity to travel westward along interstate-8 westward to Arizona’s Southwest corner, where it border’s California’s Imperial Valley and Mexico. Your eyes would look out the window to see the miles of furrowed rows of agricultural.
When I first visited the area two years ago, one of the unique sights capturing my attention were the hundreds of white school-type buses parked on the shoulder of the road or in the distant fields. The buses carried agriculture workers to the fields, each towing a flatbed with porta-johns and handwashing stations for the workers.
The fields near the Sandbar campground where I stayed always had the sweet fragrant aroma of growing cauliflower. Especially when the fields were freshly harvested. The unique order was similar, similar to fresh-mowed grass.
The harvest workers cut the plants from the ground, using conveyor belts to pack into individual boxed containers and place them onto trailers for delivery to a nearby refrigerated distribution center. The product is stored for distribution which takes place between twenty- to forty-eight hours.
Yuma, AZ is surrounded by furrowed agricultural farmlands growing lemons, limes, dates, broccoli, cauliflower spinach, kale, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelons, and many other types of agriculture.
I shopped at the local grocery store called Sprouts, where I saw the lowest prices for my favorite vegetables outside Southwest Florida. The Yuma, AZ area has become a favorite winter destination for me.
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