Yuma - Casa Grande - Tombstone, Arizona
We're in Yuma to see our friend Teri - another high school friend who Bill stayed in touch with for many years. She doesn't go to the reunions so we're happy to see her here when we can.
I continue to feel better, but Tuesday we take it easy at home. Coming down the hill into town on Monday the Check Engine light comes on again. It's always been computer updates so we aren't concerned. Bill makes numerous phone calls and finally finds a service center who can take us on Wednesday morning.
Tuesday evening it's pizza and pasta with Teri and her partner Ashley. We spend a couple hours getting caught up. She doesn't do photos on social media so I forgo getting a pic.
Rush Trucking takes us in at 8:00 and we head to a little diner nearby. Tasty breakfast and good coffee to linger over while we kill some time. From there we spend the day at the theater!
|Penny's Diner at the Oak Tree Inn|
|Can't imagine my kids being "criminals" as their high school mascot.|
The motorhome is ready to go with a new nox sensor installed, and a $100 deductible. Cummins picks up the $600 balance and we're down the road at 4:00.
We grab a one night site at Blue Skies Ranch RV Park where we have a nasty neighbor, and we're once again reminded how much we love that our home is on wheels!
A single night in Casa Grande to break up the drive to Tombstone takes us to a Thousand Trails park where we are given badges to wear - any time we're away from our site?? Most of the park is seasonals and it's a bit "Stepford" for us.
The drive to Tombstone is a familiar one and by mid-day we're set up in our favorite Arizona home - the home of our dear friends, Donnie and Anna. It's our fourth time mooch-docking here, and we always have a wonderful time.
|Of all the beautiful places we see throughout the country, the yellow-grass plains are at the top of my favorites list.|
|Much better :-)|
|Long views from the top of Reservoir Drive at Fort Huachuca.|
|Sheriff John Slaughter built this ranch in the late 1800's. The Mexican border is yards from the property fence.|
|It could be 200 years ago.....|
|Beautifully restored homestead.|
|The grounds are a welcoming oasis in the desert.|
|Donnie and Anna - and their photo-bombing goose.|
|A beautiful Southern Arizona day.|
|Bill making burro friends.|
|Jimmy and Cindy looking for critters.|
|One of several long-horn cattle on the ranch.|
|Checking off my bucket list - Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw - so many, they look like acres of gray rocks.|
|A flock of Snow Geese drop in.|
|Several species of duck add to the variety of the scene.|
|Such interesting birds with wonderful haunting cries.|
|This huge toad never moves from the path along the water.|
|Flocks of these pretties fill the tall grass.|
|Clouds roll in.|
|A hawk watches for prey along the ground.|
|The Buffalo Soldier exhibit is well done.|
|Apache scouts were required to wear red scarves to identify them in battle.|
|A short film on the history of the Women's Army Corps at the base.|
|Hard to beat Arizona sunsets.|
|Serious Olympic watchers.|
|Bill, Jodee, Donnie, Meredith, Anna and Reggie|
|The rain brings out the colors along Ghost Town Road - and turns the dirt into slippery mud, making for an exciting drive.|
|Cute, little Emmi shows us her home.|
|The greatest blessing of this nomadic life is making wonderful friends - Michael, Emmi, Janna, Bill, Pam and John.|
|The smell of rain in the desert - heavenly.|