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Jun 21, 2020 - Past 6 months in Tucson

Hi Everyone, It has been awhile since we wrote because we had a huge interruption in our trip. We arrived in Tucson in December expecting to leave on or around April 1. It is June 20 today and we just got on the road. All was good heading to Phoenix until we have hit a two-hour slowdown due to an accident. Guess we will arrive at our campsite after dark tonight. We did take a 4-day trip up this way in March with our friends Sandie and Bob and got within 20 miles of our campsite when we were detoured around another accident. We had to...

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2020 to NC

Jun 19, 2020 - Departing Tucson

Today is Juneteenth 2020. Tomorrow morning we will be bringing the slides in, raising the jacks, and launching the Millennium Falcon eastward to infinity and beyond. (well...maybe just Leland). Our oldest Grand Daughter, Remi, will accompany us and we are really excited. Remi just graduated from Rincon University High School and will be attending the University of Arizona this fall. Joey is excited too as he is sooooo looking forward to being the "only dog" again. On a Covid-19 note; we are traveling with full knowledge that this pandemic...

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May 24, 2020 - Tucson AZ

Tucson-time drags on. More of the same-old-same-old, with a couple minor deviations thrown in. On Tuesday the 12th we saddled up the trusty Jeep-a-roo and headed north on I-10 for about 90 minutes, back to Casa Grande to visit with some RV friends at their house. We had met Bruce and Jennifer 5 years ago while we were next door neighbors in Red Bay at the Service Center. Our paths crossed this time when I posted a question on an RV forum and Bruce happened to be one of the respondents. We knew they had a house in Casa Grande but since they...

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May 9, 2020 - Tucson AZ

And the hot weather hibernation continues...at times. We have sort-a-kind-a been following our routine in the 2 weeks since the last update, with the occasional gray area violation of the law thrown in to break free from the boredom and to maintain our sanity. Sunday evening we took a drive up the road toward Mount Lemmon and stopped at one of the scenic overlooks to get a view of the lights of Tucson in the clear, low humidity desert air. We learned that it’s a pretty popular thing to do as we joined about 30 other people enjoying the...

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May 3, 2020 - Week-11

The final week of my adventure “RetirCation”. As I post my last travel log, I’m on day 4 of my quarantine in the Okanagan...all is well. The trip north from Pocatello, ID was unadventurous, but I tried to find some sights of interest. Even filling up with gas - my only real contact with the world outside my RV was pay-at-the-pump too easy and very safe. A trip through Idaho wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Blackfoot, ID Potato Museum...lol. Further along the way, one of the I-15 rest areas has a lava field attraction nearby; and...

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Retircation

Apr 26, 2020 - Week-10

Hi everyone, well I made it north through AZ, through UT, and spent the last 3 nights in Pocatello, ID; 2 more state borders and the biggie Canada-USA border to cross. I continue to find sites to visit, and a few trails to hike and bike. I discovered an interesting “secret” when I filled up with gas leaving Tucson on Monday morning; when asked to enter a zip code, put in the 3 numbers of your postal code and add 2-zeros. It has worked 2/3 times I tried it at the pumps. Bonus when I can avoid going in to pay. I didn’t want to drive through...

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Apr 25, 2020 - Tucson AZ

Like most of you, boredom has become our lifestyle. We spend our days eating, staring at each other and when that gets to be too much, we have been watching movies – all of the Indiana Jones series and we’re working our way through James Bond flicks when we can find them – which for me is a stretch as I’m not a big movie watcher. Everything we own is as shiny as we can make it, there’s no more room to store anything we buy from Amazon and I’ve done almost all my house projects. I am however in the initial design stages of a plan to remodel...

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Apr 19, 2020 - Week-9

On Monday, I extended my RV site until April 20 when I’ll head to Flagstaff on the first leg of my return journey. I also extended my rental car until Thu so I could do a few more hikes. I spent most of the rest of the day planning and organizing my 10-day return journey. I am trying not to drive back-to-back days, getting a full day of rest at each stopover. I’ve booked the first half of the trip; up to Monday, April 27 and will book the rest soon - just waiting to see if there are any changes after Easter. For example: Utah is requiring...

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Apr 13, 2020 - Week-8

Well, it finally happened; last Monday I had my first boring day! I’m sure I’m not alone around the world feeling bored with self-isolation; but I’m better off than most with the sunny AZ weather and not so strict restrictions here in Tucson. I had booked a car rental on Tue, and was able to confirm it for curb side pick-up (the new world) so that gave me a solution for my boredom; allowing me to stock up on things that had accumulated on my list, and to drive through the Saguaro National Forest (West) and scout out potential hiking trails...

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Retircation

Apr 9, 2020 - Tucson AZ

I got nothin’. Lots of mostly nothin’. Our Tucson time is dragging on and, like the rest of you, we are looking forward to this experiment in government mandated hibernation ending...sometime before Christmas would be nice. We are not looking forward to any option that includes spending a summer in Tucson. We did engage in some pretty risky activity this past week though. Thanks to the closed status of Sport Clips and the stay-at-home edict, I relented and let Michele cut my hair...go ahead, get the “what hair” and similar comments out of...

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Apr 6, 2020 - Week-7

My 2nd week in Tucson; one of my “retircation” goals was to get “bored”, but I’m not quite there yet...although I have settled into a bit of a routine. You’ll see from the photos that I’m not exactly roughing it or “camping” per se. Fresh squeezed CA oranges, blended/crushed ice marqueritas, yogurt and berry smoothies, home brewed espresso in my authentic Turkish coffee “pot” complete with little cups and saucers (first time I’ve used it since bringing it home from Turkey so many years ago); and of course my BBQ and little red propane...

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Mar 29, 2020 - Week-6

It’s hard to believe I’ve been “RVing” for 6-weeks; it has gone by quickly and I’m still enjoying it. I was originally planning 3 weeks in Tucson, AZ before heading east to New Mexico and then beginning my northern journey to be back in Canada at end of April. I will revise that depending on the Coronavirus situation - wouldn’t be so bad to shelter-in-place right here. There are enough biking paths and hiking trails to keep my busy. After arriving in Tucson on Monday and setting up “camp”, I had a nice evening after my drive. Tuesday I put...

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Retircation

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