April 9 - April 12
2019 Spring Rally – Fortuna de Oro RV Resort
Rally Fee includes the following: 4 Nights Full 50 AMP Hook-Up Camping, 2 Dinners, 3 Full Breakfasts, Fiesta Luncheon with Complimentary Cocktail, 1 Continental Breakfast, Resort Sponsored Cocktail Party, RV World of Yuma Coach Displays and Sponsored Lunch, Coach & Car Wash, Ven- dors, Educational Seminars, including New Member Seminar, Knowing Your Chassis, Ice Cream Social, Crafts, Entertainment, Card Games, OnSite Freightliner Trailer with Technical Support with parts and some service. (More Updates as it comes available)
Registration Deadline is March 15th * Cancellation Fee $25 * No Refunds after April 1st *
Please note that FCOC rallies can no longer accommodate special dietary requests due to the wide variety of caterers and the high costs for special menus.
The list is endless of the things you can see and do in Yuma, and you are only about 22 miles from Algondones, Mexico.
Top 12 Things to put on your must see list are:
Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens: Coming to Yuma penniless at age 15, E. F. Sanguinetti (1867-1946) built a business empire as a farmer, merchant, and banker. His charming home and gardens were donated by his family to the Arizona Historical Society as a fitting testament to his legacy. Experience the turn of the century life in Yuma at this quaint museum. Also see the Medal of Honor exhibit. Free Admission to Veterans!
The 3:10 to Yuma Stops Here: Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Thus began the legend of the Yuma Territo-rial Prison. A total of 3, 069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived withing the walls during the prison’s 33 years of operation.
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park: Experience the story of the Colorado River—Lifeblood of the Southwest. Once wild and uncontrollable, the Colorado River is now the most dammed river in the world—a river that slows to a trickle at the Mexicanboarder, just 20 miles from Yuma. How did this happen? You will see “Where Does the Water Go” Exhibit in Visitor Information Center. Learn the uses of the Colorado River from Hover Dam to the Mexican border.
Yuma Crossing: Discover for yourself why the Yuma Crossing remains a national treasure. Two beautiful riverfront parks along the Colorado River; Seven miles of waterside bike trails; 400 acres of restored wetlands, with a 3-mile hiking trail; two state historic parks within the National Historic Landmark; Steam locomotive and Ghost Train at Pivot Point
The Peanut Patch has become a rich tradition in Yuma and the Southwest. Tours include history of the Peanut Patch, how peanuts are grown and the many uses of peanuts. You can watch peanuts turn into peanut butter, with free tastes included.
Walls of Wonder: A ginormous and colorful triptych of a desert scene spread across three huge water tanks that tower above I-8 (at 16th Street)
“Ghost Train” – Sound & Light Show: “Ghost Train” at Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza, on Madison Avenue at the Colorado River, is a unique “sound and light: show with laser beams that trace the path of the first rail bridge across the Colorado River as the sound of a steam train’s arrival echoes from speakers. Also, see a 1907 steam locomotive kids of all ages can admire and also clamber over.
Art in Motion: A mix of old and new shines forth at the Yuma Art Center and adjacent Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main St. The Center hosts rotating exhibits in spectacular gallery spaces plus several outdoor art events, including evening Art Walks (November to May.
“The City of Yuma” On August 24, 1949 pilots Bob Woodhouse and Woody Jongeward set out to break the endurance record for continuous flight—1008 hours—in a single-engine airplane. Their airplane was “The City of Yuma” and their goal—1010 hours or “Ten-Ten” which became the nickname for the refueling car, a 1948 Buick convertible.
Scene in the City: On Main Street, you’ll find interesting public art, including a GIANT FORK that’s near but not literally in the road. Don’t miss a new piece of street wall art entitled “Manna” behind the Main Street shops next to the Yuma Art Center.
Martha’s Date Gardens: Tour the date gardens, hear the history of the medjool date, see how the dates are cultivated and processed and enjoy their famous date shakes.
Armed Forces Park: The only park of its type in Arizona, it has been designed to honor all military veterans—living or deceased, from all branches of service. Each honoree is recognized by an engraved granite plaque through sponsorship.
Fortuna de Oro RV Resort Golf Course Par 36, 9 holes, 3,240 yard course complete with driving range, putting green, restaurant and Pro Shop.