Thursday, February 6, 2014

First Walk at Cocopah

Cocopah RV and Golf Resort
Yuma, AZ
February 5-6, 2014

 Yesterday morning we were wide awake early...both of us excited about our days travel to meet our friends Ronnie and Carol and of course, their cute little puppy Cooper.
And we were going somewhere new. What a great life this is!
 
It was a pretty easy ride...no major wind or dust storms...all on interstate roads so we made good time. I love travel days for several reasons.

Aside from the excitement of just rollin' down the road in our home, there are new sites to enjoy and its a great time for planning. It's hard to believe, but we are already thinking about 2015.  Not by any means are we wishing away 2014! We plan to enjoy every day we have as much as possible!

So here we are at Cocopah...all settled in for a month. Cocopah Resort is situated along the Colorado River on 300 acres.




The resort is divided into two sections...those owning pets and those not. We are nestled in on Manito, site 796.

The Tan Clan is quite happy...
 
The pet exercise area is 2.5 acres of beautiful green grass.  
 

Sally is our troubled child. We adopted her in July 2010 and our vet guessed she was 21/2 years old. She has been an important part of our family all this time but is just now asserting herself...

Joe and I were more than happy when Ronnie and Carol asked last night, "What time do you want to go walking in the morning?" It's been awhile for us. Not that we have been lazy, just not walking.

It was still on the cool side as we headed out at 8:30 for what turned out to be an hour and a half walk around the resort...
Did you know that Yuma is the winter vegetable capital of the US? Well, we are surrounded by fields...some just being planted,
 
 
 
 


and some almost ready to be picked like this romaine lettuce. Miles of lettuce... We saw celery and broccoli too.



Golfing is a big thing here. There were already so many people out on the golf course early this morning. We are not golfers, but you might be.



















The Colorado River...
 
The Great Egret... 
 
 


 And a "new to me" bird...the Long-billed Curlew. All About Birds (allaboutbirds.org) says this is the largest shorebird. Their bill is best adapted for capturing shrimp  and crabs living in deep burrows on tidal mudflats or for burrowing earthworms.


 We are so happy to be here... until next time,

 take care and...
 enjoy!

P.S.
 
Cooper sure puts a smile on my face!

22 comments:

  1. I also enjoy travel days; driving down the highway while America flashes by! It looks like a wonderful place to stay for a month and you sound so happy to be there. Enjoy! I adore the photos of your "kids" and I hope they have a great time running around their new back yard! WOW the the long-billed Curlew; it would be a new one for me! Great photos! Have Fun!

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    1. I can't wait to get out and explore the area. The Long-billed Curlew was so much fun to watch. At first we thought it was a road runner, but then we saw the bill...it's really long! Someone here nicknamed it the Texas Hummer!

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  2. Wow, that is one large Doggie Park! Bubba would go nuts there, that's for sure. Enjoy your month, will have to keep that place in mind if we are ever in the area. --Dave (GoingRvWay.com)

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    1. Not only is it large, the grass is as well maintained as the grass on the golf course....it's awesome!

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  3. Looks like a very nice spot. I love that tree that looks like it is laying down. Very unique. That is quite the bill on the Long-billed Curlew! good that the dogs are enjoying their new home, also.

    Isn't all that lettuce amazing down there. I wanted just go picking and make a big salad!

    Enjoy your month and time with your friends.

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    1. We thought that tree would make for some interesting wedding photos! Very unique! The Curlew can jab that long bill several inches into the ground. Sure would like to see one with a worm! Me too on the lettuce.....do you think they would miss a head? Mighty tempting!

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  4. That's a great picture of the Colorado. Have a great time in Yuma. It really is an interesting place to visit.

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    1. We can hardly wait to explore....your posts gave us lots of ideas!

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  5. Looks like doggie heaven over there with all that green grass. I've never seen a long billed curlow before. Nice pictures of him or her!

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  6. It's always fun being in a new place and having new areas to explore. Love the pictures of the birds and dogs!

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    1. You are so right.....we love exploring.....
      Thanks Wanderin' ....Dover was running so fast, it was hard to capture. And I always have my eyes on the birds....

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  7. We will be heading to Yuma eventually. I need new glasses, and the kind I like take a couple of weeks to do. We are happy enough with Craig's dental work, I want to get my teeth cleaned when we are there too. Probably some time in April.

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    1. This is all new to us Merikay. We plan on taking an excursion into Mexico to check things out! We have never been there either....

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  8. Yuma is a place I really want to check out. Looks really pretty with the river flowing through.

    What a dog park and I love that it's grass. We had a one acre one in Bend but it was lava rock and dirt. Lots of baths were needed after playtime.

    Looking forward to seeing this area through your artistic eyes.

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    1. Hi Pam....I have been reading about Yuma and learning some history. Can't wait to really explore!

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    2. That looks like a great place - I always love camping where there are water birds. Great shots of the birds. Enjoy yourselves! :)

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    3. Thanks Barbara....I love the water birds too!

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  9. I love the new header photo. Looks like early morning & so peaceful. My favorite time of the day to walk. Especially liked the cactus pads close up & the birds of course. I've heard Yuma is a marvelous place. Enjoy your stay.

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    1. Hi Gayle....we went walking along the Colorado again this morning....I'm sure lovin' it!

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