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Jun 15, 2019 - Tuscon - Day 4

Last night, we went to The Kitt Peak National Observatory. It was awesome even with an almost full moon. It was cold and windy on the mountain. It was around high 50's to low 60's, but, the dry air combined with the wind, made it seem much colder. The drive to the observatory is about 58 miles from Tucson but it is uphill most of the way. The last 12 miles gain about 5000' to the approximately 7000' elevation of the observatory. It is a winding steep road. Stiff winds made it even more a challenge. We allowed 1.5 hours for the drive and...

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Jun 14, 2019 - Tucson - Day 3

Today we saw the east side of the Saguaro National Monument. Our geezer pass saved us another $15. While there are some great views, it has nothing on Organ Pipe NM. I think it was designated in order to stop development in the hills NE of Tucson and get votes from the tree huggers. There are some pretty nice developments and larger houses that way. Many are on very large lots. Nonetheless, we were able to take the dog with us and get her out of the RV for a bit. Her idea of a road trip must be sitting in the RV waiting for us to come back....

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Jun 13, 2019 - Tucson, AZ - Day 2

We went to Bisbee and Tombstone today. Bisbee is about 94 miles south and Tombstone is a little closer. Bisbee is the location of a huge copper mine that started in 1880 and has long since closed down operations. There is a huge hole in the ground. However, it is not as big and deep as the Hart Mine farther north near Calnevari, NV to where we took the Jeeps. But there is a gift shop and a mine tour. The gift shop sells various items associated with copper and a many gem stones. Seeing how it is our 45th anniversary soon, I bought Maryann...

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Jun 12, 2019 - Tuscon, AZ

Another day in paradise as we made our way to Tucson, AZ. We slept in and left the RV park in Las Cruces 10 minutes after checkout which is 11 AM – ooops. I’ve been playing around with cruising speeds. 65 gets us approximately 6.7467539847568474593098 mpg, 70 mph is much less (like 5 mpg), and 61 gets us 8. Logically, the slower we go, the better the mileage. However and ironically, the handling is better at 70 when the roads are smooth. I think the drag from the Jeep may act as a sort of rudder. Today, we crossed New Mexico where the roads...

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May 16, 2019 - Day 0 - Getting ready

Starting this blog a day early. Getting down to the wire, and there's so much to do before we head out tomorrow. RV needs an oil change. Have to make a run to the dump. Solar water heat guys are coming to (hopefully) finish installing the solar panels. Of course, it's taken so long for them to finish that we won't be able to take advantage of heating the pool until the fall. Sun shade guy is coming to finalize the contract to add power shades to the back yard. Have to interview the new pool service guy. And in the middle of it all, I've got...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

Apr 2, 2019 - Forth day in Tucson

Last day in Tucson had to get the last part to the car repair and then of to see and old Spanish Mission. It was San Xavier del Bac. It dates back to the late 1700’s which was part of Mexico. In 1854 the mission becomes part of the US The mission was absolutely awesome. Mission San Xavier del Bac (Spanish: Misión de San Xavier del Bac) is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O'odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation. The mission was founded in 1692 by Padre...

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Apr 1, 2019 - Still in Tucson

Just hanging out today researching our net stop Joshua Tree National Park so we will send pictures when we get there. Well before we head out toJoshua tree we depcided to go do laundry and get the oil changed where we found that we needed to get installed three new axels..OUCHES, lots of them. So got two of the three done and would have come back tomorrow.

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Mar 29, 2019 - Tucson day one

Jocelyn and I we excited to see the variety of things they had planed for us.. we went to a dessert museum and boy was it tremendous. We saw a variety’s of animals (mountain goats, mountain lions, birds, snakes and all sorts of cactus in different shapes and sizes. The Hummingbirds we my favorite by far. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, publisher, and art gallery founded in 1952. Located just west of Tucson, Arizona, it features two miles of walking paths traversing 21...

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Mar 29, 2019 - Desert Museum

This is a wonderful place to spend the day. There where numerous Desert animals.....the best was a mountain goat ......different types of cacti, some that are blooming..., and other greenery plants that were blooming also... It took at least 4 hours to see everything. We toured a part of the museum called The aviary which housed a variety of colorful birds. There was also a section of just hummingbirds which were so small you could barely see them.

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4 Rolling Stones

Mar 28, 2019 - Tucson

Leaving Llano River heading to Davis Mountain at Fort Davis, Texas. This campground sites are only divided by a few trees..lots of hiking trails. Lots of military members staying here. On this leg of the journey, there isn’t much to see but yucca cactus, rocks and gated ranches. This is not the place you want to be if you have car problems. We haven’t seen a police car since we left Llano River. I have decided to get Barney a microphone to speak into when he talks. He talks so soft and low I can’t understand a word the man says. I had to...

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4 Rolling Stones

Mar 28, 2019 - Jocelyn & Barney Visit

Hi Everyone., We just had a visit from our friends Barney and Jocelyn. We spent a great day at the Desert Museum. We saw more active animals and more flowers in bloom than ever before. Unfortunately, the prairie dogs had been fed and were in the middle of their midday nap. Jocelyn had talked about those dogs since she and I were there 5 years ago. Poor Barney had to listen to how great they really were while only seeing two of them poke their heads out. Of course, anyone who comes to visit us now has to visit the house we bought in Tucson...

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One Day @ a Time

Mar 28, 2019 - On the move again from El Paso Texas to Tucson Arizona

We left ElPaso and traveled to Tucson. Left ElPaso early arrived in Tucson to stay with good friends of ours, Emily and Mike on a piece of land in the boondocks but it had all the things we needed to hook up the camper. We sat and talked for a while to catch up.

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