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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson June 8th 2016

Bonjour à tous, Vous devez penser que je suis devenu fou à faire autant de km encore 770 aujourd'hui. Voici l'explication. Mais avant. hier au soir, j'ai pris la décision de ne pas me rendre à Big Bend Park au Texas. l'an dernier je l'avais éliminé du programme à cause d'un détour de 1600km, et cette année c'est environ 1800. Pourtant j'avais lu cet l'hiver dans une revue qu'il était classé comme l'un des plus beau du monde. Ce qui à venir devrait compenser. Également je crois comprendre pourquoi mes photos ne rendes pas, comme je le voudrais, je pense qu'il s'agit de la brume de chaleur qui crée ce voile qui apparait sur certaine. Mon intention ce matin était de me rendre à Las Cruces, à 370 km au sud d'Albuquerque, et de faire un ... read more
Tucson en vue
un vrai Ricain
Cibola Nationa Forest !!!!

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson April 16th 2016

We want to start by thanking the Tanner Family: Mark, Diane, Luke, Seth and Becky. Mark and Diane let us park in their backyard for 20 days and it has been a great visit with the Tanner's and Tucson. We also want to thank Wayne and Ronda Jordan for the great visit to the Phoenix/Chandler area and the day on the Apache Trail. We are going to miss Arizona but what we will mostly miss is the family that made this stop so memorable. Since our last posting we have certainly been on the move visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum at Davis Monthan AFB, Colossal Cave here in Tucson, the Titan Missile Museum, Casa Grande Indian Ruins, Goldfield Mine museum at the Superstition Mountains, driven the Apache Trail through Tortilla Flats all the way ... read more
Anyone recognize this
Refurbishing this B-52
Touring Goldfield Mine with our son Wayne and his wife Ronda

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson April 6th 2016

While we have had a great time here in Tucson visiting with Mark and Diane we have not been just sitting around. After taking a few days to get mid-course maintenance on the diesel (which has been running great, knock on wood), washing the Texas bugs off the truck and motorcycle and getting acclimated to another time change we have started to explore. The second night I left one of the storage tubs out and the javelina that roam the dry wash through the area scattered our stuff around looking for a little bid of left over BBQ. What a mess. The coyotes sing most nights as they run through the housing development and foothills looking for a stray cat or dog to munch on. True high desert living. Finally we loaded up the iron horse ... read more
Lunch at Big Nose Kates Saloon
Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone
Photo op with the Earp's and Doc Holiday

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 30th 2016

Michelle and I wanted to post a special note to congratulate Jim Arnold on his well deserved retirement. Jim has been a good friend and colleague for many years and we are sorry we are going to miss his Big Greek going away luncheon. Jim, enjoy your retirement as much as we are. Maybe we will see you in Alaska in June, I brought an extra fishing poll. R and M... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 29th 2016

We got an early start from Fort Stockton, headed out of West Texas toward New Mexico. The Fort Stockton RV Park had a great little restaurant, the Road Runner Café, where for two days we over indulged in pork BBQ, biscuits and gravy, and chicken fried steak. Had to get out of there soon or we would both be 300 lbs. At dawn with very light early Easter morning traffic we made great time rolling down a deserted desert highway10 being pushed by a steady tailwind. Before we know it we are approaching our next stop and it's not even noon yet so after a little discussion we decided to continue toward Tucson. The decision was made a little easier by the prediction of gusty winds for the next day which meant blowing dust and unexpected ... read more
Not much traffic
New Mexico sign post and scenery

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 22nd 2016

This year, I’ve decided to make a couple of changes to my documentation of The Great Adventure. First, in an effort to shorten the post, I plan to pass along information about the attraction itself and to leave the research of the background information to those whose interest level so dictates. Second, I am going to post the hyperlink provides me after I publish each blog to my account. Last, I hope (with the shorter format) to get the posts published in a timelier fashion. I departed the Countryside RV Resort in Apache Junction AZ on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – a beautiful southwestern winter day with brilliant blue skies, mild temperatures and only a slight breeze. The drive to Whispering Palms RV Park in Tucson AZ was uneventful; however, my space was a ... read more
… And I Realistically Couldn’t Have Gotten The Pilgrim Much Closer To The Building
Color in The Desert
Yup, That’s Snow In Mid-March

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson December 18th 2015

Ron and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We are in Tucson for our annual visit to the desert. We are seeing family and friends, enjoying basketball games at the U of A, and hiking the desert. It has gotten cold, so we're also experiencing some winter weather. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, have a Cool Yule! Best Wishes, Pam and Ron... read more
Saguaro National Park with Mt. Lemmon in the distance
Anderson Dam in Sabino Canyon
Sabino Creek

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson December 11th 2015

This is just a brief recap of our year in photos, mostly of people. If you want to see more of our travels in southern Africa June-September 2015, check out our particular blogs: - South Africa - Botswana - Namibia You can also just click on the 'Previous Entry' button at the top, left corner of page; each click takes you back chronologically through our blogs.Happy Holidays to Everyone, I know I'm a bit late for **Hanukah (Dec. 6 - 14), but I certainly hope all of our Jewish friends are enjoying a lovely holiday. Completely missed Bodhi Day (Buddhist; Dec. 8) and Diwali Day (Nov. 11; Hind... read more
Stuart & Susan
Heike & Bernard in CO Springs
Leonard Pitts, Jr., Author/Tucson Festival of Books

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson November 4th 2015

Geo: 32.2215, -110.97 We left Las Cruces, NM and drove to Wilcox, AZ. It was picked as a stop because of the long drive. This is where Wyatt Earp's brother, Warren was killed at the Headquarters Saloon in 1900. We checked in to our hotel and drove down to Chiricahua National Monument. It is about 30 miles southeast of Wilcox. I don't think that they get many visitors there as they were quite happy to see us. It has a lot of hoodoos, like in Bryce, but not red in color, but tan. It was very interesting. I got my senior pass to the National Parks on this trip and have been using it a lot. The next morning, we headed for Kartchner Caverns State Park. We had made reservations to take a tour of the ... read more
The same
Kartchner sign

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson August 7th 2015

Why is it that no one ever mentioned that with age and although I like to think of myself as middle aged, the reality is that I am middle aged for a species that lives to 118 years. So, back to aging. Why don't people mention that packing for a trip at this age takes approximately 1 week longer than when I was 30 or really even 50? IT feels like I've been prepping for months and on Day 1 we are at 9:38 AM and the truck and camper are not loaded. Although to be fair, the camper has been on the truck for 2 days- that's impressive pre-planning for our current state. In reality, this is vacation time and perhaps time drifts at a different pace. Maybe it is the universe telling me to ... read more

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