Our drive today was 298 miles to Gilbert Ray Campground for two days, on the west side of the Tucson Mountains, only 13 miles from Tucson AZ. The drive started out windy, then a little rain, but not too bad. Fuel stations are a daily event and continue to be a challenge getting in and out of them while towing and never being able to back up. At the campground, we unhooked the car and truck to back into our campsites. We only have electric hookups. Water is nearby to fill our water jugs as well as bathrooms but no showers. But the campground is a beautiful desert landscape with trails to look at the variety of cacti. It feels like we are camping in the close by Saguaro National Park. We put the air conditioner on for the dogs before we went to dinner. We had dinner with Wayne and Patti’s family at their beautiful home in the hills. The dinner and wine was delicious. And we loved all the conversations about travel and family stories. Thank you David and Barrie. We drove back on a little road called West Gates Pass Road. In the dark, it’s even scarier. The night sky is filled with stars even this close to the city.