Sunday, January 4th, we stop at Sunrise RV in Deming, NM, picking this park at random from the All Stays Camp and RV app. Calling from 30 miles away on I-10, we learn the price is $17. As the forecast is 21 degrees, the little ceramic heater needs an electric hookup.
We have good friends just 30 plus miles south in Pancho Villa State Park but it seems too far away after the long drive. I text Glenda and make some tentative plans to meet later at "Q". We winterize the windows and snuggle down for what we hope is our last frigid night.
Monday, arriving at Picacho Peak SP just north of Tucson, we feel warm...actually hot....for the first time in months!
It is like heaven to see the green desert foliage, the mountains and the beautiful sunset. I-10 runs beneath us, endless points of light moving through the desert. Rocks around us glow red during the sunset.
Now we are only 60 miles or so from our favorite Arizona place, Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction! If we time it right, we will be able to get into the overflow loop where no reservations are necessary. No reservations and no electricity...we arrive at noon....check out time!
Quickly we claim a primo spot at the top of the loop, just a few feet from the mountain bike trail. The mountain, Superstition Mountain, looms over us and I am feeling that it will heal me from this ### trip!
I take a few photos!!!
All I want to do is sit in the sun and stare at the mountain....but, life gets in the way. We must find a place for David to get his blood tested and medications renewed. And there are other chores....our refrigerator that worked perfectly in Deming and Picacho..now refuses to cool and we need ice. The truck is filthy from a muddy dirt road in San Antonio and we have no groceries. At the end of the day all is accomplished, thanks to a Walgreen's that has a lab, and ice store and grocery all in the same parking lot.
Warning! Wednesday is Seniors' Day at Fry's Supermarket! (For you southeasterners...think about the grocery when snow is forecast....it was a nightmare!!)
The next day our Arizona friends, John and BJ, invite us for a drive through the Tonto National Forest. Traveling over rough dirt roads in his wonderful little Tacoma, we explore potential boondocking spots while enjoying the Four Peaks area. No photos..guess I was enjoying the ride too much!
Decide to stay another day at Lost Dutchman to get some much needed exercise. It feels great to get back on our bikes after almost 10 days of inactivity. Now it's time to pack up and head for the Scottsdale backyard to visit with David's family.
Which takes us up to the present!
Took a few photos on a walk around the neighborhood this morning. This pm is all about the blog... playing on the computer while all the rest of the family is watching some very important football game...
The plan is to stay around this area until we can get the fridge into a shop and David's blood tested again. Then we are westward bound.