Thursday, December 13, 2007

We Arrive in Tucson and Meet More New Friends

I woke up when I usually do, except that my body wasn't aware that we've changed time zones, so it was an hour early. I tried to go back to sleep for awhile, but that didn't happen. I got up and started the coffee.

We were ready to go by about 9:00 this morning. We needed to stop at the office and pay for our site plus electric. This Escapees park (Dream Catcher) charges $12 per night plus electric for full hookups. We used a whole dollar's worth of electric so our bill was $13. When we checked in yesterday, they told us to just stop on the way out and pay for the site and the electric together. This was our first Escapees park overnighter, but I'll bet it won't be our last. I felt very much at home. The park wasn't fancy, just a basic gravel lot with hook-ups, but it's all we needed, and the price was right.

Here's our rig as we're getting ready to leave the park after paying.

Another state line!
We're staying at the Diamond J RV Park in Tucson. Sandra mentioned this park and said it was brand new and not crowded. Plus, it's a Passport America park, and the rate is $11 per night. She and her husband, Gordon, are staying here until the 27th, at least. So we decided we'd try it out. It's right next door to Desert Trails RV Park in Soutwest Tucson, not far from the Sonoran Desert Museum. Friends Pam and Fred from Delta, Colorado, have stayed at Desert Trails and liked it.

Here's our site.

As soon as we got basically set up, I took our $44 in cash up to the office to pay, and kept on going to meet Sandra and Gordon. It was great to meet her in person. I've been in the RV-Dreams chat room most evenings, and she also participates, so we're already acquainted, we just hadn't met in person. I visited for a few minutes and went back to our rig to finish the job of getting set up and fix some late lunch.

Jim and I walked back over to their 5th wheel for a little more visiting late this afternoon. Here are Sandra and Gordon. Notice the view out their window? Beautiful! We had a good visit and look forward to spending some more time with them during our short visit to this area.

Not wanting to overstay our welcome, and also to take advantage of the beautiful colors of the sunset, we went out to take a few pictures.

This is the mountain behind us:

And the mounains in front of us, with a couple of saguaros thrown in for good measure.

I realized today as we drove into Tucson and then out to this area, that I've missed Arizona. It's good to be back.

1 comment:

Donna McNicol said...

Thought I had your email address but if I did, I can't find it. LOL! I'm wondering if the Deming park has pull-through spots? I'm thinking about stopping there but as you know, pull-throughs are a must for me.

Enjoying the blog immensely!! Good job! (Now to get 'K' doing one...)