Monday, December 18, 2017

Somerton Tamale Festival and Our New Home Base, Yuma, AZ - December 18, 2017

Bev headed back to Washington early, so Tim and us went to the Tamale Festival in nearby Somerton. The event is every year and it is a good place to sample all the varieties of tamales. There were 2 music stages set up, lots of craft vendors, and 44 tamale booths.

We sampled the beef, pork, and chicken tamales. They were pretty good too.
We watched the tamale eating contest. There were 7 participants who were to try and eat as many tamales as they could in 3 minutes.

The winner ate 10 of them.

On December 8, we recieved permission to park our RV on the property. Which we did, and also switched the power and water into our name. we were to close on the place sometime on or before the 12th. The place was fully furnished, except for most of the living room furniture and a TV. We ordered 2 chairs and a couch and the sellers also let us put those in the house early.

Then we just waited for the closing to happen. On the 11th, we were called in to sign a million papers and we officially closed the deal on the 12th.

We now own a winter home base in Yuma!

We then bought a nice TV cabinate with a built in fireplace. Then a nice 55 inch Samsung UHD TV, with sound bar to put on it.

Our place came with a ton of nice things in it. A fairly new washer & dryer, a great bed, lots of end tables, lamps, and tools. In the kitchen was nice pots & pans, loads of dishes and silverware. Everything you could think of.

The first thing we did was to primer and paint the living room and hallway. We will finish the rest after the holidays. While I set up the TV, Donna put the Christmas tree up and decorated the house.

And now for the pictures:

Our property is fenced with Mexican brick and black iron gates.

RV parking with 50 amp FHU

front yard (no grass to mow!)

front door, sitting area, and our plam tree.

this is my shop

it was full of tools and stuff

this has a toilet in the closet, a bbq, and kitchen sink

this is the storage building with lots of insulation, a full size refrigerator, a chest deep freezer, and an air conditioner. Lots of extra chairs and cushions too.

our RV hookups

back door and patio area

Now for the inside:
living room


an extra bedroom


and a big shower, something we have not had in over 4 years

our bedroom, with the washer & dryer in the hallway

We have only been in it for a few days, but it is shaping up nicely.

Merry Christmas from the Fergs!

We will be heading out to Quartzsite around January 11 for a few weeks.

Fergs .... out!


  1. Very nice! Merry Christmas and hope to see you in the New Year!

  2. That is awesome, Merry Christmas to you as well!

  3. What a great place !!! Free tools and a big insulated storage, looks like a great deal, congrats for sure. Nice place.

    1. Thanks, we are pretty happy about our decision to establish a winter home base.