Friday – December 12, 2014
Another year passes and another birthday to celebrate: Sharon’s!
We both had a taste for sushi, so off we go to have lunch at the Asia Super Buffet, all-you-can-eat, restaurant. This restaurant is located on Pacific Avenue, south of U.S. highway 95, in Yuma, Arizona. We really enjoy these types of restaurants. The sushi is always freshly made and delicious. Then there are the several counters containing other savory, Asian prepared foods: a variety of dumplings, soups, egg rolls, lomein noodles, rice noodles, fried rice, chicken, pork, beef, seafood, salads, fruit, and deserts. And finally... the price is right! The total tab was $23.10 with the senior discount.
The Yuma International Airport is located about a mile south of the Asian Super Buffet. The airport shares space with a United States Marine Corps Air Station. We found a spot adjacent to the airport where we could watch the Marine Corp’s AV-8B II Harrier jet aircraft take-off and land. These are single-engine, ground attack aircraft that are capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Today, they were taking off like a normal jet, speeding like a bullet down the runway, do a fly-around and then land vertically. It was fascinating to see the jets hover a couple of hundred feet above the runway and then slowly descend vertically until touchdown on the runway.