We arrived in Yuma on Monday 2/19/07. When we left Flagstaff the weather wasn't looking very promosing. Ended up traveleing down to Yuma in rain ,snow and fog off and on. Got here and the weather was warm.
We are in rout to Tucson to meet up with our RV group from home. It is an annual trip of the group to go to Tucson and go to several spring training games. Our first game is on Thur. the 8th.
Today we took a tour of the bone yard. This is the place that they bring old outdated aircraft, some to be cut up and some for parts. There are a few that they put in mothball in case they need to put them back in service. We were told that they could have these aircraft up and flying in 2 days.
There are around 5000 aircraft in the bone yard, all types, from B-52 to F 16. Old Air Force 1 and Marine 1 from bygone days.
Went and saw the Diamond Backs and the Anahime Angles play the Diamond Backs won 9 to 8. The other game was the Diamond Backs and the White Soxs ,the Diamond backs won that on 4 to 2. Bothe of the games were good, the weather was great a light breeze and not to warm.
We left Tuccson and traveled to Benson on the 10th. We are staying at Benson I 10 RV park. We will be here for a week.
took a ride today we were heading to Bisbee. We stopped at Kartchner Caverns State Park to see if they had any openings for the tour of the Big room. We got lucky and we got tickets for the 4:15 tour.
We went on the tour of the Big Room, it was spectaular. The tour lasted 1 1/2 hour, it could have lasted a lot longer there is so much to see.
There is another tour but it isn't near as good as the Big Room. That is what I have been told.
Tomorrow is another day so we will see what it holds.
We headed South to finish the trip that we had started yesterday. Went to Sierra Vista and ten went on to Bisbee. Took the new road into town. Well maybe not real new it was built in the 50's. We stoped at a musuemand went in to view what the mining town was like in the 1800. It was very interesting. Up stairs they have a display of some of the crystal formation that came out of the mine. This display was at the smisthsonion in Washington. It hasn't been back very long. We took a walk around town and looked in some of the shops there. Then we took the old road over the mountian out of town.
Today we went to the Chiricahua National Mounment. It was a good trip the rock formations were quit something check out the photos. We went to the far-away house, an old homestead. Then to Stafford Cabin the oldest homestead around.
On the way back wwe stopped by Fort Bowie, the only problem is it was a 3 mile treck to get to the site. Due to time constraints we didn't go. Maybe next time.
Today we decided to take a look at Tombstone, the rough and ready western town to tough to die. It was interesting but more of a tourist town. The main street is dirt and 3 blocks long. Theyb have a stagecoach that will give you a ride down and back with the driver narrating the history of the town, didn't ask what they charged. There are alot of shops along the street that sell mementos and curiors. WE left ther and came back home by way of Serrria Vista. Ont thing about the desert thet aren't many trees to have a picnic so we ate lunch when we got back.
Today was a rest day about all we did was wash the truck. We are headed to Mesa tomorrow and will be there for about 10 days, from ther we will go to north Phoenix. Don't want to get home untill the weather is nice enough that we won't have to remove every thing out of the coach so it won't freeze.
We left Benson and headed to Mesa. It is hot here up near 100, but it was getting hot in Benson. The weather is suppose to cool off in the next day or so.
nothing new just relaxing being a bum enjoying the weather
Still in Mesa. Got some good rain today first in over a month. Kept us in most of the time.
Still looks like we might get some more rain today, but not yet 7:30 pm.
It was cooler than normal only got to 68.
Our Granddaughter has a soccer game today in Scottsdale. They play in a league
they were to have two games but the second game was a forfit because the other team didn't have enough players.They won the first game 2 to 1. It was a good gameand she played pretty good.
Sun we went to a large swap met or as some call it a market place it was suppose to have 1600 vendors. located out by Apache Junctions. Spent several hours there.
Today was moving day. We moved ovver to North Phoenix to Desert Shadows it is about I 17 and Union Hills.
Not much happening. The wid was blowing pretty good heard it got up to 45 mph not a good day to go out. Went to our daughters an took care of her last day care child untill her mother came home. Then we spent some time with the grandkids and called it a day.
It was chilly when we got up around 40 degrees. The wind blew a little today but not as bad as yesterday. Evelyn went and had a pedicured and got her tooe nails painted,pink said it was wonderful. We went and saw the movie the Shooter we both thought it was a good movie. That was about all that the constructive things we did.
The morning was a little cool but it warmed up nice to the low 70's. Then tonight the wind came up and it tried to rain, probably just enough to mess up every thing.
We went out looking at a different tow vehicle. The two that we are looking at is the Chevrolet Colorado or the Dodge Dakota. They both come able to tow 4 down with out any modifications. We want 4 doors and it looks like it will have to be 4 WD to do what we want.