Our second visit to Yuma started well with ideal Spring weather. This city and its location on the Colorado River has played a major role, first in settling the west and now as a center for agriculture.
From where we live it was about a five hour drive to Yuma using a large number of freeways en route.
We checked into the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel as we had on our first visit three years ago.
It was nice to meet up again with Owners John and Yvonne Peach who have played a major role in building the tourist business in Yuma.
That evening we were their guests at the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill which they also own and is located adjacent to the Hotel
This night the restaurant was conducting a "Yuma Landing & Mudshark Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner". This proved to be an interesting event with four courses with matching craft beers. We started with Chicken T Bone with Caribbean spiced sauce, then a Baby Romaine salad with Feta cheese and candied bacon.
Our entree was Pork Loin with bacon and onion stuffing served over a bed of risotto. Each course came with a Mudshark brew, with the pork a brew called Full Moon.
Dessert was a Brownie with dark chocolate and amaretto.
Yuma Landing includes a Captain's Lounge as well as a dining room and a sports bar where the brew dinner took place.
The bar and dining rooms are a showplace with photographs and artifacts that depict a history of the City of Yuma through many decades.
Then it was off to our room with its comfy king size bed.