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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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2018 Life in our RV

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

Apr 3, 2018 - Sky Island Scenic Byway

What a terrific drive! Thirty miles of ess curves as the elevation increased by 6000 feet . The saguaro cactus eventually gave way to ponderosa pine . I stopped for lunch in a very small community called Summerhaven ( 8000 ft elev.) Had I made a right turn and continued on a different road I would have ended up at the Mount Lemmon Ski Valley - the southernmost ski area in the U.S The road is a bicyclist's dream. I passed many, many of them on the way up and down. At the general store I asked one of the riders how long it took him to...

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Mar 29, 2018 - Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres on a campus occupying 127 acres. A large number of the museum's aircraft are displayed outside with the remainder located in one of the museum's 4 display hangars. In addition to the display hangars, the museum has a restoration hangar. Opened to the public in May 1976 with 48 aircraft then on display, the Museum's main hangar houses an...

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2018 RV Adventure

Mar 16, 2018 - Winter in Arizona

We usually begin our winters in Arizona settling in at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort with a list of necessary things to do. Since we’re in place for a while, it’s a good opportunity to take care of things like doctor appointments, teeth cleaning, maintenance on the truck and rig, etc. Then there are the activities offered here at our resort, with something (or several things) to please and entertain everyone. So many options, it requires one to make decisions. Therese participates in her Photo Club, which keeps her busy with weekly photo...

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Mar 15, 2018 - Tucson, Arizona

We are doing this entry in Tucson mostly to get our “green line” on the Trip Journal map back to the good ol’ USA. After arriving in Tucson from New Zealand on February 28, we stayed at Jonnie’s house for a couple days of recovery. We all agreed the New Zealand trip was just the right length and degree of activity, and we were all glad to be “home.” Then we retrieved the motorhome from storage, stayed in a couple different RV parks in the city, and had some expected repairs done on the RV over the course of the next few days. The timing...

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Mar 14, 2018 - Tucson

WE are now in Phoenix, but I didn't write about Tucson (yes,I'm lazy, Martha). Thus the title of this entry. A couple of nights in Tucson were spent at Camping World getting various and sundry things fixed. If you want details, call Larry. I pretend to understand and really pretend to ask appropriate questions, but I'm clueless. We were "camped" at Voyager RV Resort. I suppose it is nice if you live there but otherwise, not so much. Very clean, nice facilities, but, and I know this is picky since it's in the desert, those little tiny rocks...

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Mar 9, 2018 - this is it

When we spend two months camped in one spot, we spread out and leave chairs, lights, the grill, tools, etc., all over the site. After a final game of tennis we spent the rest of the day gathering and stowing and everything back in the basement and cleaning the house. Since we might not be camped in official campsites on our way home, Ken filled our fresh water tank and drained the black, and I did a few final loads of laundry so we can be self sufficient under way. It would be nice to make it home in four days, but that might be pushing it....

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Mar 8, 2018 - Desert Museum

The Desert Museum is one of the crown jewels of Tucson. The raptor show there is a regular highlight. Wild birds fly in to get snacks from the trainers, but are free to leave again whenever their tummies are full. Some birds like the owl work solo, but for the last act a family group of hawks arrived together, which is their usual hunting style. The alpha female feeds first, but the hunting party does not leave until everyone has had a decent meal. They like to perch up high and the saguaro cactus are a great spot for that. Occasionally,...

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Mar 6, 2018 - Visitors!

We have had some visitors. Rose and Sam Jackling, life-long friends from Broadalbin NY, visited us two weeks ago. What a GREAT week. We ran them ragged!! They no sooner arrived on Tuesday of that week, we had lunch, and then took them directly to the Saguaro National Park (West). It was awesome. The desert, mountains, and 3 million Saguaros is just a Tucson must-see. I swear the Saguaro’s are spiritual and mystical. Wednesday we rousted them early and took them to Biosphere II. Again…another Tucson must-see. I was the true tourist and...

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One Day @ a Time

Mar 5, 2018 - a week of lasts

It is our last week here in Tucson and we have packed the calendar with things we want to do one more time and things we haven't gotten to. Yesterday we went to the final artisan market. It took place downtown with 400 vendors spread across five blocks. We stopped for lunch at an outdoor cafe and were surrounded by proud grandmas and grandpas listening to a high school mariachi band that played and sang well. Their tip jar was full by the time we finished eating and they finished performing their peppy music. Many of the vendors sold...

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Mar 4, 2018 - e-bike

Ken loves anything that uses electricity. As I have written earlier, I wish I had put two and two together and purchased more electric gizzmos and gadgets for the kitchen. The recent purchase of an air fryer and Instant Pot have greatly enhanced his desire to get involved in meal preparation. Since we left home last fall we have ridden bikes with two different podcast listeners who ranted and raved about how much they loved their e-bikes. Since we ride for fun and exercise and stop when we've had enough, it never crossed my mind that...

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