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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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May 25, 2018 - Mount Lemmon - Coronado Nat'l Forest

Mount Lemmon Coronado National Forest Sky Island Parkway Tucson, Arizona May 25th On our first day in Tucson, we decided to take a trip up into the mountains to a village named Mount Lemmon. It was a 29 mile drive on the Sky Island Parkway which took us to an altitude of over 8,000 feet giving us a temperature of about 70 degrees compared to the 97 degrees in Tucson. The drive reminded us of the drive on the “Going to the Sun” road in Glacier National Park, except, this is in the desert. On the drive up, you first see the mountainside...

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May 24, 2018 - Tucson, Arizona

Up to Las Cruces, we were following our 2016 trip. Now, we are into a new area and are going to spend several days in Tucson. We met two couples in San Antonio that live in Tucson, so, we did get some tips on places to visit in Tucson. We'll let you know what we find interesting. Tucson is an O'odham Indian word meaning at the base of the black hill. (Note: there is a basalt hill known as Sentinel Peak nearby). Tucson metro area is 1 million people. Tucson is hot, ok, let's just get that clear right now! It is in the Sonoran Desert which...

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May 20, 2018 - My last day in Tucson

We woke up this morning not looking for what is ahead of us. Mom made breakfast and we talked about all the different things we have done onto his trip. We took the doggies for a walk then I had to take Mom to Lacey’s hotel so hey can drive to Phoenix to fly home. It has only been a few minutes she has been gone, but is miss her already. The doggies do too. The doggie got to go to Doddie’s while I went to visit Milly and Tyann. Doddie’s said all went well they kept look at the raod waiting for me to return, but were well behaved. Brady was...

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May 19, 2018 - Tucson Fiesta

Today we celebrated the passing of my Mom and Melissa we had a fiesta for the celebration. We brought the dogs to Doddie’s they had a blast. We gave Tommy a picture and a candle for memorance of Melissa. The Mexican food was ok and there was enough to feed the twenty people at the fiesta. Brady had a great time playing ball with Amelia. We are going top the day off with a sunset on gates pass. We got home after the sunset and mom. Notice Brady was very hot, all she wanted to do was hide under the table. Mom Put a cool towel on her and she...

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May 17, 2018 - Needles to Tucson

We left Needles about 630 headed to Tucson the dogs in the back of the truck headed out. The dogs got to stay there about an hour before we needed to bring them into the cab. We saw a fire on the median between Phoenix and Gilda Bend. We had a heck of a time finding the RV park but we did. This visit pays for the Passport America membership plus some. We got all settled in and had Tyann come over to visit (same problem heck of a time finding this place). It was great seeing Tyann and watching Gypsy recognizing her. We ended eh night with...

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Apr 15, 2018 - fun in Tucson

On Thursday, Steve and I decided to drive about 1 and 1/2 hours southeast of Tucson to the town of Bisbee AZ. Our destination was the Queen Copper Mine which was one of the most productive mines in the US before shutting down in 1975. We arrived in Bisbee about 50 minutes before our scheduled tour, so we stopped and had a late breakfast, early lunch at a small cafe in town. Then we headed over to the mine, walked around a while, bought long-sleeved t-shirts and took lots of pictures. Finally it was time to gear up for our underground...

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Apr 12, 2018 - Tucson, AZ

We left for Tucson today knowing our Ohio friends, Gary and Susie were camped there (we are connected on Facebook). The trip was uneventful thru Coachella Valley and crossing into Arizona. From the border we could tell there were winds ahead and the mountains on the horizon were hazy and later barely visible. We stopped for lunch and to fuel up just across the Colorado River in Ehrenberg, AZ. Then we had heavy winds coming from the west, mostly pushing us (good on the fuel mileage) but after Phoenix until past Casa Grande it was all...

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Apr 11, 2018 - Tucson adventure

We left Las Cruces NM on Monday morning around 9am for our 250 mile drive west towards Tuscon. Lots of flat land and desert gave way to mountains by the time we reached the Arziona/New Mexico border. Along the drive we stopped at a couple rest areas for potty breaks and we noticed the signs warning us of the rattlesnakes and scorpions that inhabit the area. I watched where I stepped and checked under the toilet seats. Shortly after we crossed into Arizona, BAT began to make a funny noise - a clanking metallic sound - so I said to Steve "Do...

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2018 Life in our RV

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