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Jan 1, 2019 - Tucson & Jeff's

Happy New Year friends. We miss each and every one of you. We had a safe crossing with one big scare. We forgot the old adage that when traveling through the State of Texas, make sure you fill your tank with gas when it is below one half, especially in a gas guzzling RV. We passed through a small town that had expensive gas and thought we would be ok until the next town. As soon as we turned onto a two lane road where there was no place to turn around, I remembered that Jocelyn had been there before and there wasn’t gas for 100 miles. Well,...

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One Day @ a Time

Dec 20, 2018 - Catalina State Park (12/17 - 12/20/18)

Catalina is another one of our favorite parks. We love the surrounding Sonoran Desert and all of the amazing Saguaro cactus. The park is also full of miniature prairie dogs. The last time we stayed here, we had to move once because it is such a popular park and it was full. It was full this time, as well, but we were able to stay in our site, B26, for the whole stay. We were just a short walk from the bath/shower house and we took full advantage of it. We could look out and see the mountains, Mt. Lemmon being quite prominent. The only thing...

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Dec 18, 2018 - Final stop: Tucson AZ

Hello to Olivia's Friends in Ms. Wishart's Class!!!! Well I finally traveled through New Mexico and into Arizona to my destination: Saguaro National Park along the Mexico and US border!!!! It is beautiful here in the desert. This is the only area in the world where these beautiful, majestic Saguaro cactus grow. Ask Ms. Wishart to show you more pictures of the Saguaro cactus. It's been a fun trip, and thanks for traveling along with me. Adios amigos!!!!

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Dec 18, 2018 - Arizona...home for the next 90+ days

Monday was a slow day. We needed a rest day after two days of hard driving and Monday was that day. We got out to go to JoAnn's for a few minutes. Sue has a project in mind so she needed a scouting trip. Then is was off to La Posta to meet our new friends Gary and Barb for a late lunch. We arrived and again were fascinated by the parrots. I did not take any new pictures as I posted some back in January when we ate here before. We had a nice leisurely lunch and enjoyed our new friends. They are leaving tomorrow like us and going to Tucson....

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Dec 1, 2018 - Revitalization and Gentrification

We are now in Tucson for a break from our stay in Benson. We’re staying at an RV park about two miles from downtown in a neighborhood called Menlo Park. I would consider the neighborhood to be a lower income area. The houses are a mixed bag. Some of them are well kept while others could, to put it politely, use a little work. At some point in the city’s history, a huge tract of land near this neighborhood called “The Mercado” was leveled to rid the area of its severe urban blight. The land stayed vacant – until recently. Now “The Mercado”...

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Nov 12, 2018 - Back At Justin's!

It is definitely time for an update! We arrived in Tucson yesterday, Saturday, the 10th. This destination wasn’t originally on our schedule but we had a rather large hiccup and really stirred the Jello. Originally we were scheduled to be in Roswell for two nights and we arrived there after lunch on Sunday, the 4th. But that is where it got ugly! Rick had woken up that morning saying he had a bit of a stomach ache and as the day went on it kept hurting and the pain continued until about 9:PM when he said he needed to go to the hospital!! So...

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Nov 7, 2018 - Tucson stay

We spent 4 days in Tucson. *Tyann came to dinner (burritos) first night in. We visited her and Millie two times. *Tyann gave me the beautiful brooch of Janet’s that I wore to funeral. *Second day we went to Doddie’s for football party. *Third day (Monday) I made failure breakfast burritos at Doddie’s. Then we went and got sketchers shoes. *Fourth day we drove to Picacho peak and I got a ring. *We had yummy El Guero Canello two times. Both times my bean burrito was sooooooooo good!!

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Aug 13, 2018 - Day 76 - HOME AT LAST!

With only 100 miles left, we take some time to run out to our friend Bob Carlson's winery and check out the new construction. Much bigger than we had imagined. They're obviously planning a major wine making operation, not just the tasting room we had thought. Other than some workers in the fields, we don't see anyone around so we walk around on our own. As we are driving away, we meet Bob's son Robert on his way in and we turn around and he gives us the grand tour. The building will have office space, sleeping quarters, huge wine storage...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Jun 29, 2018 - Rose Canyon Campground

Tucson, Arizona gets hot during the summer months. Our closest respite from the heat is higher elevations. Fortunately, 9000 foot Mt. Lemmon is just a 30 mile drive from the valley floor. The only campground that is RV friendly is Rose Canyon. RV friendly is limited to rigs 22' or less. There are no hook ups whatsoever. This is boondocking.

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May 28, 2018 - Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air Museum Tucson, Arizona May 28th On this Memorial Day, we took a tram tour of the grounds of the Pima Air Museum to view probably just about every type of aircraft ever flown. It was an interesting tour but kind of overwhelming, since there are over 300 planes. One of the planes that we saw was of the type that Senator John McCain was piloting when he was shot down during the Vietnam war. A highlight of the visit, however, was a tour of a building dedicated to the crews who flew the B-17 Flying Fortress Bombers on missions over...

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May 27, 2018 - Titan II Missile Silo

Titan II Missile Museum Tucson, Arizona May 27th Today, we toured a Titan II Missile Silo which is the only one still in existence. It's only purpose is to remain as a historical footnote to the madness of the cold war. The last Titan II missile silo was officially taken out of service on July, 1, 1987. There were fifty four (54) of these silos at the height of the cold war. They were placed in three groups of 18 each. Those silo sites were Tucson, Arizona, Wichita, Kansas, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Each missle, stood 103 feet tall and...

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May 26, 2018 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & Saguaro Nat'l Park

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Saguaro National Park Tucson, Arizona May 26th On day two, we visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum which is an outdoor museum, meaning that you better go early. We did and it was a really good experience for us since it was somewhat overcast and the temperature remained in a pleasant range. Part of the museum took you into a cave filled with a lot of good exhibits and even a section where bats were literally hanging around. We were amazed to see all of the different plants that live in the desert...

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