As I’ve said before, sometimes I can satisfy my need to wander by moving camp a little down the road. So last night I tried the Paradise Casino, just across the river from Yuma, over an old one-lane bridge from the former territorial prison and downhill from the Mission La Purisima Concepcion. Gambling, God and jail—an interesting grouping.
The casino charges $10 a night, or $25 for three nights, to stay in their large unpaved RV lot. I picked a spot in the back, away from generator-running RVers, who tend to cluster within easy walking distance of the slot machines and buffet.
The night was quiet and uneventful. I even had some nice dreams. I’ll return to the desert, though. I just need to decide which part.