kingsnake wrote: Rob del Desierto wrote:
Jim_H wrote:Aw, CG isn't bad.
That's what I thought before I moved here.
Could be worse. Could be Yuma.
Dad to me before I moved to Yuma in 1985: "It's the arm pit of the world."
Me: "It can't be that bad."
Me, several months later: "It's worse, and lower down." ;)
I like Yuma. I spent two winters there, in Foothills. I kayaked the river and road biked the roads, and hiked the crusty peaks and interesting canyons, mountain biked the jeep roads, and took a class at AWC. I did a lot of hunting for petroglyph panels and other interesting things. I worked at a middle school and was amazed at the lack of interracial prejudice amongst the students and staff. I still have nice friends there, and I think it's a pretty nice town. It is awfully hot there in summer, and it is a long way to a high mountain area to cool off and hike, so I would not want to live there full-time. The crime problems there are no different than Tucson or Phoenix--you have good neighborhoods and you have bad ones.
My son was stationed there for 3 years at MCAS and loved it. He bought a Jeep and did a lot of rock crawling, and he bought a bass boat and competed in fishing tournaments, and he also competed in IPSC shooting matches at the great county shooting range there. He and his wife still miss it because where they live now in San Diego County it's super expensive, and you have to pay a LOT to launch your boat at a local lake, so he sold the boat and bought a kayak. And you often have to pay to use the Jeep trails around there.