HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SON DAVID!!!
This picture is for you. This was in a store window in Tombstone and we thought of you, “best line ever”.
Before we left Ft. Stockton we had to have breakfast at the Roadrunner Café. It was full of calories (and wonderful) so we skipped lunch. There was lots of open road on I-10 that morning.
This was a surprise
It turned out to just be closed for bridge work. We exited went over to the entrance lane and were right back on I-10.
The mountains changed dramatically during this leg of our trip.
El Paso wasn’t quite as big a problem as expected, but it seemed to go on forever.
We have been here before at Hacienda RV Resort in Las Cruces and enjoyed our stay so we opted for an overnight stay this time through.
It was in the 90’s so we didn’t walk too far but we did get in a mile or so with a trip over and back to Barnett’s Las Cruces Harley Davidson.
They had a lot of 2017 Harleys, in fact they were packed in so tight I had trouble getting a good picture. I didn’t think it would be a good idea to end up knocking over a bike because they would have fallen like dominoes.
More open road after we left Las Cruces, NM.
Mountains are changing again.
We have been seeing large pecan orchards since western Texas. These are just over the Arizona border. Last time through we picked up a large bag of pecans in Las Cruces but we didn’t make the trip downtown this time. We did find some locally grown fire roasted chili peppers in the guest services building at the Hacienda RV Resort. We were pleasantly surprised that they contained no sodium. We purchased a couple of jars since we like them added to our Mexican dishes.
Another mountain variation. This one had huge boulders that looked like they were just barely hanging on.
All is quiet on Tombstone’s main street. We like the RV park that is within walking distance of downtown. They pack the RV’s in like sardines there, we couldn’t open one of our living area slide outs or the people next to us might not have been able to get out their door. Not a park we would normally pick but the fact that it is within walking distance of Tombstone downtown makes it a winner.
The stage coach was entertaining tourists.
Cowboys were looking for some action.
We weren’t sure whether this is the beginning or the end of their tourist season. A few of the stores were closed. We found enough of them to wander through and even spent a little money.
I bought a blouse at the Oriental Saloon that will look good with my long square dance skirt or jeans.
We stopped for some olive oil tasting at Tombstone Oil & Vinegar. We have purchased some wonderful flavored oils here in the past and we weren’t disappointed this time. We purchased a pasta finishing oil and a bread dipping oil that were sodium free.
As we made our way through Tucson we enjoyed the elaborate tile work at each of the overpasses.
Yet another mountain formation. This one is Picacho Peak.
We see these all around the Phoenix area. The hay fields are enclosed by dams so they can be flooded to provide adequate water. Picture is not very good – too many bugs on the window. I understand this is butterfly migration time into Texas. I’m sorry to say that more than one of them won’t be finishing the trip. I would see them coming at the windshield and silently think, “go high” but it didn’t work.
Starting to look like our winter home. Palm trees are looking good.
We arrived at Val Vista Villages in Mesa around noon on Friday.
Flowers are in full bloom. Last we heard over 35,000 of them have been planted around the resort.
We went walking early this morning before the temperatures reached 90.
We walked by the grill where we will be working starting Tuesday. Looks like there is still a lot of work to do.
It was still too early for the pool or hot tub crowd.
We occasionally enjoy this indoor hot tub after work.
This will be our home until April 15 of next year. This is our third year of workamping here. The previous two years we each had to work 12 hours a week to pay for our site and utilities. This year it has been changed, we each only have to work 5 hours a week until January. After that we will be working 12 hours a piece.