Fast Forward to January 2018
We spent the heart of winter in Yuma (we found FREE camping there...huzzah!), where there is a little bubble of good weather in the winter time. I had the summer I yearned for (the real summer was destroyed by choking clouds of smoke from forest fires) in December and January, as it was in the 70's and low 80's. While there, we observed the blue moon rising over the desert. I know this isn't a great photo, but the size of the moon was breathtaking and I had to include it.