Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Looking for History Around Parker, Az.

We drove to Parker to check out the "Parker Strip" which is a section outside of town that runs along the Colorado River. The area is like a resort for campers and boaters. Below are some pictures of the area that we drove through. There is also a lot of the same on the opposite shore of the river.

Just a sample of the homes.

This is a shot of the far side of the river.

A short video of the area.
video

These yellow flowers are everywhere along the back roads and highways, so we stopped to pick some. They have what I think is a nice aroma so we keep some in the coach.
It is amazing what you can find on the out of way places. From Parker, we headed south along route 1 and the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This area consisted of miles and miles of farm land. The fields seemed to be planted just for hay because that's all we saw along the way.
Posted by one of the farm fields.
Our next stop brought us to the town of Poston Memorial Monument. This is a memorial to the thousands of Japanese-Americans interred after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII. The concrete monument is a 30 foot tall pillar surrounded by 12 posts, making it a sundial.
The four plaques below are on the kiosk at the entrance.
The six plaques pictured below are surrounding the memorials concrete monument, and are in order as they circle the monument. Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them.








From the Memorial, we headed back to camp and came across this trailer so just had to take the shot. He had some really cool cars around and on top of his trailer.

1 comment:

Don said...

Very interesting about the internment memorial - I'll be sure to check it out next time I'm in the area. Thanks!