Sunday, 20 May 2012

May 19 - Phoenix to Yuma

Before we left Phoenix we visited a date retail shop and had one of those famous date shakes - and gorged ourselves on chocolate coated dates. Part of the reason we wanted to see the US date industry is that we're aware they have many roadside date retail shops which we're really keen to have a look at. We've been considering for a long time now the prospects of opening such a shop on our home property so we very much want to see how these longstanding US businesses operate.
Left Phoenix driving towards Yuma, a 3 hour drive. A challenge getting used to driving on the opposite side of the road!!
On the way we stopped at Dateland, a very busy retail outlet - more date shakes and date icecream!! A big souveneir shop on the main road with lots of visitors.
Reached our hotel in Yuma late afternoon. Yuma has a population of around 90,000 which doubles in winter. It is almost summer and already 40 C and hot so we have some acclimatizing to do!

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