Today Roy and I were finally back to exploring in the SMC (Silver Magic Carpet) after a month or more of being grounded due to human systems malfunctions. Felt GREAT to be flying again. We flew from Lake Havasu (KHII) to Yuma, Arizona (KNYL). The folks at Millionaire Aviation were oh so kind and helpful. We expected an expensive ramp fee, expensive fuel, and not sure what the courtesy car situation might be. Self-serve fuel turned out to be some of the least expensive around, ramp fee waved with fuel purchase, the facility fee was $5 and included coupons to purchase food at the Millionaire café for $1 each! (We’re not cheap, we’re FRUGAL) And the food was good.
They gave us what they had for a courtesy car (sigh, we take what we can get out here in the world).
First we visited the Camel Farm. Unusual and interesting place. Camels are fascinating, and I was TICKLED to get to feed and pet them.
Many other well cared for animals from far corners of the earth, including a new-born, twenty-minute old (some kind of Asian?) sheep.
Roy wanted me to get up close to the Ostrich too, but I was a chicken. Ostrich, Chicken. Get it??
Next up was the Date Farm. We didn’t time our trip to go on a tour of the farm to see their 8,000(!!) Date Palms, but we were quite happy to sit in the shade and sip on Date Milk Shakes. For our friends back in the PNW, “Shade” is what you find on a patio out of the “Sun”. See, there’s this thing called “Sun” that happens in places south of about the 40th parallel, but I digress.
Worth mentioning that the Café at Millionaire Aviation has BBQ Ribs on Friday!! For the same amazing price of fuel and facility fee.
All-in-all, Such a FUN Day. Wore that RV grin all day!