Tucson, Arizona

April 14th - 15th

The thermostat on Krystal's back porch - notice it was 100 degrees in the shade. Sorry for the blury pic, but Sissy took it. John was too intoxicated to even try!

Blooming cactus! Is that something like a blooming onion at Outback?

Cactus at our campground.

More cactus at our campground.

Aren't these things pretty? Don't touch though!

We hated to leave Jerry and Cindy but it was time to leave after 4 days and nights with them and their family. It sure was nice being able to park the rig on the street in front of their home and visit with them in Sierra Vista.

Our campground flagpole and local shrubs.

Onward to Tucson we went through the mountains and desert for about 2 hours (short hop). When we arrived in town, Krystal met us on the road and followed us to the campground so we could check in and get unhooked. We opted to stay at the South Forty Campground on the northwest side of town, and it was pretty nice considering the construction and traffic around town.

After unhooking the truck, we followed Krystal to her home and socialized on her back patio where it was 100 degrees in the shade. Needing something to cool off (John-rum and coke, Sissy Coors Lite), we drank a few trying to stay cool. Actually, it felt about 85 degrees because the humidity was only 35 percent.

Notice the bird nest?

That evening, John showered and changed clothes at the trailer, and we all went out to dinner at Lil Abners Steak House. The steaks were cooked on an outside grill and they were delicious. John and Sissy's 32 ounce steaks were too much to handle so they made it to the table the following day as well (lunch).

It sure was windy that day!

The following morning it was time to see the sights and do some shopping for a new camper. Not that we're going to buy one or anything, but we found some nice ones at the 3rd place we stopped. The salesman tried everything he could to get us to sign some papers that day, but you know John. He's a shopper when it comes to big toys.

We hooked up with Rick after he got off work and went to his home for a brief time before going out to dinner. The Metropolitan Grill was excellent! The food was great, the service was exceptional and the company was just so nice. Rick, a U.S. Custom's Agent John met while in Virginia Beach, moved to Tucson when he was transferred several years ago. He fell in love with the desert, but that's about all we're going to tell you about Rick. We wouldn't want his head to swell anymore than it already is. In any event, we had a great time seeing him again and chatting about old times.

This fella is definitely lonely!

Our last morning was quick and easy. You see, we hadn't taken the bike out of the trailer because of the heat and winds in Tucson. After hooking up, it was time to head north for Flagstaff, Williams and the Grand Canyon area.

John & Sissy EXCLUSIVE RATINGS: (1 bad - good 10)

  • Campground - 8
  • People - 8
  • Roads - 6
  • Scenery - 8
  • Traffic - 6
  • Things to Do - 6
  • Weather - 9

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