Saturday, April 21, 2012
Oh, geeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzz. And this is the way you start out your travel day. Out on I-8 heading to Tucson when you hear "POOF" and you end up with a big hole in one of your 5th wheel tires. Dan had to change the tire and he was VERY close to the outside lane of the freeway. Luckily, everyone that passed us was kind enough to get in the inside lane and stay away from us. The blowout caused damage on the our rig again. About a year ago I wrote about the other blowout on the other side of our rig and it had ripped out the propane lines. This time is wasn't as bad. We got to Tucson and are parked at the South Forty RV Ranch. Not a bad place but its made for rigs smaller then us. The owner took Dan around the park and found a place we could comfortably fit in. It worked out good as no one is home on either side of us and we have a picnic table with shade trees. But the important part is that our satellite dish didn't have to try and "look" through trees to get a "lock" for internet and tv. Whew! We would probably stay here again if we could have the same spot.........Here is a picture of me and Debbie. Her and Rusty, her husband, is who we came to see for a few day. Rusty and Debbie Rusty and his lime green taxi. I told him it looked like a granny smith apple. Here is our home until 4/22. The road looks big in front of our rig, but the small dirt road in back of us is no wider then about 10 feet and it curved around people's storage sheds and vehicles. Like a maze to get into our spot. Beaver tail cactus I believe The Saguaro cactus are starting to bloom This place has a VERY nice community hall. While Debbie and I were looking at the library, Dan played a game of pool. He had just gotten out of the pool and hot tub. Dan and Bella sitting at the picnic table by our rig. Bella has to wear her harness. Shes not fond of that. A barrel cactus You can see that Dan and Debbie picked the fruit of the barrel cactus. We all had have a taste. Tasted like lemon/line kind of. Thinking you could cut it up and put it in a salad. And so it was a very good day and it was hot hot hot. We kept Bella outside with us as it was cooler outside then in our rig. We had to leave to go get the new tire for awhile, but she had a pretty good air flow in the rig with the fantastic fans going without turning on the AC. We might have to use it today for awhile as Bella doesn't like the heat and everytime I open the fridge, she climbs in. She doesn't mind laying on her ice pack. Neither Dan or I like the AC so we try and avoid using it. Guess we'll see though. We don't want our cat to be hot.