Today we are in Yuma, Arizona, and the wind may be too strong for us to drive up U.S. 8 through the mountain pass tomorrow. We hadn't known it, but apparently the mountain crossing is a common wind hazard. So we changed our plans and will take an alternate route north to U.S. 10, which looks more promising. That will take us an extra day to get to San Diego, but we are in no hurry.
Yuma may well be a lovely city, though all we've seen of it is a Walmart Supercenter and a large number of RV parks. Kind of a comedown after seeing all those Western movies with gunslingers in Yuma. Maybe the gunfights are on the other side of town. All in all, the area doesn't seem especially photogenic. We're in a decent RV park, though; the black swan is one of several that share a small pond on the property.
I'm having trouble uploading more photos, so let's see if I can at least post this blog entry.