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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:57 PM

OK we made it to Tucson

Last edited Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:50 PM - Edit history (2)

Here for a couple of weeks and then back on the road. But it feels great to be out of El Centro/Yuma. mrs. grantcart is signed up for LA fitness and will be there for a couple of hours a day so she's happy.

Weather is reasonable. And as the old Thai saying goes "the fields have rice and the water has fish".





After doing a little more market research we were able to put aside our original plan of spending an initial year in Yuma while we open up the market in Tucson and then move to Tucson.

We are now moving to Tucson in September. We will still be on the road 70% of the time, going to El Paso, and points South, as well as Yuma, El Centro and an occasional SD trip.

I took Mrs. grantcart on a short trip to Tucson and we knew immediately that it was much closer to who we are, and were surprised at how funky a place Tucson is. They have 3 Thai Buddhist Temples and a huge Asian supermarket. 6 LA Fitness. And it was much much much much cooler than Yuma.



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Moving to Yuma in July

Seems like a pleasant enough time to go to Yuma.

What could go wrong?

Mrs. grantcart is a well known to be a very tolerant person.

Now we are going to test just how tolerant she is.

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grantcart Jun 2012 OP
dbackjon Jun 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #2
grantcart Jun 2012 #4
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #7
ChazII Jun 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Jun 2012 #5
grantcart Jun 2012 #8
GeorgeGist Jun 2012 #6
Kali Jun 2012 #9
grantcart Jun 2012 #10
Kali Jun 2012 #11
MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 #15
richk52952es Jun 2012 #12
grantcart Aug 2012 #13
Kali Aug 2012 #14
grantcart Sep 2012 #16

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. Yuma in July - how lovely!!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:13 PM

2. I'm sorry ...

Unless you are military-connected AND living on base, Yuma is a very depressing place. It's hot as all get out and populated by the off-spring of people that California did not want, e.g., "Okies". I recently read a historical account where a California sheriff and posse stood siege to the only bridge connecting Yuma, Arizona to California. They literally threatened to shoot anyone attempting to cross going west.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 02:40 PM

4. I have made a number of trips there.


Most recently I have been living temporarily in El Centro.

Yuma is a big step up from El Centro.

They have a modern gym:

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=world+gym+yuma&oq=world+&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=hp.1.0.0l4.2688.3419.0.6278.6.5.0.1.1.0.212.815.0j4j1.5.0...0.0.Qinz7as4UDA&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=1af8e00401884db9&biw=1366&bih=673

They have a Yoga Center:

http://serenityyogayuma.com/


So while I understand what you are saying Yuma is a more modern, cleaner, urban place than where I am now.

Then again I have lived in some of the worlds greatest backwater locations, and had a ball.

Here is an episode from my time at Tanjung Pinang and the Tanjung Pinang Yacht Club:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x7758242

I can survive anywhere and find it amusing.

Most likely I will be in Yuma for less than a year and end up in Tucson.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:23 PM

7. Yeah ...

Yuma is light-years ahead of El Centro ... a place that I refuse to stop in, even to gas up, as I am passing through.

But that said ... My only real beef with Yuma (beside the heat) is the general population's mind-set. Being a military town, unless you are on base, the residents tend to be vocally, and obnoxiously, teapartyish conservative with its very real racist manifestations.

I once knew a Director of a Social Service Agency (conseling those receiving public assistance) that was an ardent small government/end all entitlements fan. Ironically, when she lost her job, 4 years ago, she applied for public assistance before her U/C ran out ... and has been living on the public dole ever since. But what was so surprising to me was, when I raised this contradiction with others working in the social service field ... no one seemed to have a problem with her hypocrisy.

That said, I'm certain Tucson will welcome you ... we are in need of sane folks.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 01:18 PM

3. Welcome to AZ

but July is a horrible time to move to Yuma.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. What is bringing you to Yuma

I too am a desert dweller, but in CA. Its a very different lifestyle.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:25 PM

8. I sell federal benefits to federal employees


Yuma is filled with em.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 03:01 PM

6. There is no weather there.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:42 PM

9. good to have you is what I have to say!

sounds like you already know the area a bit. There are some interesting places to explore around there, and of course you are close to the Gulf and Baja if you are inclined to do things like that.

one of these days all the desert rats are finally going to get motivated and do a meet-up - Tucson is the logical spot but if things worked for everybody we could do something out here I suppose (rough/dry camp situation) or perhaps Sonoita or Patagonia would be fun.

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Response to Kali (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:20 PM

10. Sounds good. Maybe we should get together for election night!

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Response to grantcart (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:07 AM

11. now THAT is an idea!

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Response to Kali (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:37 AM

15. I used to live in a dry county in Tennessee. If your suggestion of "dry camp" means "no alcohol"...

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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:15 AM

13. kicking for the edit.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:58 PM

14. you'll be arriving at a great time

weather-wise and event wise. Seems like there are always things going on all through the fall.

Pick up a Weekly or check it out online. Enjoy!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:51 PM

16. kick for the edit

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