Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yuma Lakes & TWO great restaurants, Yuma, Arizona

Yuma Lakes is an RV Resort affiliated with the Colorado River Adventure (CRA), and we are here for a week or so under RPI. What’s interesting about Yuma Lakes is it’s also a KOA campground, so people (not us) buy (for a lot of money) a membership to CRA, yet it’s also a public park………….hmmmm……..

Yuma Lakes is a fairly large RV park – 544 full-service sites, all rather open with a few trees in some areas. There is a central activity center with a dining area where cards, bingo, etc.. . are played, a billiard room, small book exchange, free WiFi, and laundry. Behind the Activity Center is the pool and hot tub. There are also horseshoe pits, shuffleboard courts, and mini golf. Here’s the low-down: it’s a decent location to explore Yuma and the surrounding area (we like that it’s a bit north of town – less noise), but it’s not a great park –the bathrooms and buildings need a renovation, the “campground” is basically a gravel parking lot, and although pretty, the surrounding area is agriculture, which means crop-dusting planes flying overhead and farm machinery working at all hours

We got here yesterday, and after not eating our while in Ehrenberg last week, we’ve been making up for time lost!

Tacos Mi Rancho – We asked around and heard about this Mexican restaurant - it is a hole in the wall found on the corner of 4th Ave & 2nd St. We both had the lunch special of chicken enchiladas, and they were great! This is cash only, so when you go, be sure you bring a few bucks. If you’re new in town, just across the street is the Yuma Visitors Center – you can find tons of information about Yuma and Arizona and the staff was very nice.

Famous Dave’s BBQ – When Brad asked about a Mexican restaurant, the person then asked, “Do you like BBQ?” which is all Brad needed to hear. Famous Dave’s is in the Yuma Palms Mall and had some fabulous BBQ! Brad had the pulled pork and brisket, Suzanne had a pulled chicken sandwich – all were great. The side dishes we shared were also great, and the waitress had Suzanne pegged when she asked, “Did you save room for pecan pie?” Duh – yes! The best part – Famous Dave’s is a chain! We can go back again & again & again………..

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

We have been to Yuma a couple of times, not really fond of the town, but we have had some great food there. Thanks for the heads up on two places for us to try out next time!

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