Our trip from Las Cruces, NM to Fort Huachuca, AZ was 258 miles of crossing the Chihuahuan Desert with little change in scenery throughout the trip. We did manage to give the Mothership another drink as we turned south for the 27 mile jaunt from I-10 down to Fort Huachuca. The interesting part was about five miles into that short trip south we hit a swarm of bugs of some kind. It was like a sudden rain shower of huge drops and they completely covered the front of the Mothership with their debris in an instant. Needless to say that was the end of picture taking! We have never seen anything like it but saw it again the next day as we were touring the area in Libby. At least the windshield is small enough on her that we could use the washer to clear the mess so we could still see. Hopefully it doesn't happen again on the way to Phoenix!
We are staying at the Ft. Huachuca FamCamp, Apache Flats RV Park
, which is at the edge of the base and one of the better FamCamps in the military system. It has a huge concrete, pull-through pad with full hookups and 50 amps power. Also included is a nice picnic table and barbeque grill on a concrete patio. We have great Verizon and an easy shot to the satellite but we do have shade at the rear of the coach on our patio. We are on Mountain Standard Time now since Arizona doesn't recognize Daylight Savings Time except on the reservations where the native Americans do go to DST. That means we are now three hours behind the east coast, the same as Pacific Savings Time so we shouldn't have to set our clocks again until September on the way back.
Thursday, we made a loop from here to Naco to Bisbee to Tombstone and back. The little border community of Naco is almost non-existent. We didn't see any stores open or any other place for people to work except the border station. There were many, many boarded up buildings though. Bisbee has found new growth as many are finding it to be a great place to retire. It has good weather like many other retirement communities in Arizona and it has a gazillion little specialty shops as it is also a tourist attraction. Tombstone looked much the same as it did when we visited five years ago while at Tuscon
. It still has the old west flavor and the daily shootouts of course. We did the whole 116 mile loop in about three hours so we didn't do much but drive through them.
Today was spent cleaning house as we hadn't done much since leaving home and the rain, etc. in Guadalupe had left a cleaning much desired. She is all spiffy now, at least inside as we cannot wash the outside here, and ready for the trip to Phoenix tomorrow. We will be there a week visiting my brother and his wife.