What else could I possibly do while on this journey? Turns out plenty. I am learning that you can not always go out and do/see stuff everyday when you are away for six months. Way too costly, not just gas or food but tickets etc.
When we are stationary like now for two, three months you sometimes just have to sit around and do nothing! (It’s part of the rulebook for retired folks) I love my computer as I am running this blog and a few websites but that’s no fully enough. I also love entertainment (Movies/Tv) so in my down time I have been catching up on my collection. That’s when another website idea came to mind, a movie review site. Sure there are tones out there but a lot of them are biased and politically focused, something I do not like. This is something else that I could do in my spare time (and believe me there is lots of it). It’s fun, entertaining and hey, I might be able to get you interested in a film you haven’t seen.
So, in between excursions, fishing, walking, day trips and all my other activities I will now be posting my review on every film I watch. New or old, funny or stupid you will get my take. Now don’t worry, they won’t appear here, if you like the thought of reading what I think, head over to the MOVIE SITE and check it out.
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From Colleen’s thoughts;
The terrible thoughts of leaving the warmth and awesome new friends are upon us. Beginning of February now and we will be leaving Southern Mesa RV Park in Yuma, Arizona at the end of February. We will allow the month of March to start our journey back to Canada. I want to wake up to water views and Kevin can spend some more time fishing before we enter Canada.
Still don’t know the path we will take just a little worried about all the snow BC has and going through the mountains. I know Kevin isn’t as worried as I am because he is a professional truck driver with many years experience. I really don’t want to see snow in our travels – that is why we left!!!
I have loved this brand new adventure. More good times than bad times for sure. We have visited some very awesome places and seen some pretty amazing things.
I truly feel blessed.
We will need to start jobs to earn money to do this again next winter. Who knows where we will be next winter! Sure hope to see some of our new friends again next year in our travels. I like Yuma, Arizona.
We have new adventures to look forward to in Canada and people to give lots of hugs to again. I really miss family that is far away from us in various places of the world!
We will continue our journey and share along the way.
Feeling very blessed….. Colleen
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Yuma Territorial Prison. Though the Hollywood Blockbuster movie was never about the prison it was about getting a criminal on the train (3:10 to Yuma) which would take him to the Yuma Prison.
Opened in 1876 and closed in 1909, this prison held a total of 3069 prisoners, 29 of which were women. Some of the notable inmates included Burt Alvord (Train Robber), Pearl Hart (Stagecoach Robber), “Buckskin” Frank Leslie (Gunfighter and killer of Billy Claiborne) and Ricardo Flores Magon (Mexican revolutionary)
During it’s 33 years in existence 112 inmates died at the prison but believe it or not, most of those were from tuberculosis. 8 were killed trying to escape, 6 killed themselves, 5 died in work accidents, 2 were killed by other inmates and 1 was executed by Yuma county.
If a prisoner became unruly they were thrown in the ‘Dark Cell’, basically a 15X15 cell carved inside the rocks. Inmates were stripped to their undergarments and thrown in. Their one meal a day consisted of bread and water and the cell had no bedding or restroom facilities. Colleen and I walked into the ‘Dark Cell’ and it was Erie, there was a horrid stench that I assume goes all the way back to the first guest.
several others including the original 3:10 to Yuma with Glenn Ford. Other movies include ‘To Kill A Memory’ (2012), ‘Riot’ (1969) with Gene Hackman, ‘The Badlanders’ (1958) with Alan Ladd and the ‘Red River Valley’ (1936) with Gene Autry.
Colleen and I enjoyed our self guided tour of the prison, we both read and soaked up the history of the place. Even Hollywood loved this place. Apart from the 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe, there were
If you are in the Yuma area, stop in and learn a bit of local history. Well worth the $8 admission. I will also add a gallery of picture so look for that. Have fun everyone…Kevin
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