|Our San Pedro River Cottonwoods give us a pop of color.|
Jeff and I take the scenic route to Tucson on a cold and clear afternoon. I've gotten picky about canned tuna (of all things), and can only eat Trader Joe's brand. Their unsalted option is worth a drive to the big city. Tucson is strict about masks and TJ's limits the number of shoppers, making for a comfortable experience.
|Pretty vistas along Hwy 83|
|With a large gray dresser and TV to the right, he's all set.|
|Bill makes the best BBQ'd turkey and this one is exceptional!|
|We enjoy days of leftovers - why don't we do this more often??|
November ends with the arrival of dear friends Darryl and Dawn. We first met at the Boondocking Rally in Quartzsite a few years ago, then connected in Michigan and back in Arizona last year. Adding 50 amp and water hookup spaces to our property last year was a priority so we could share our little piece of desert with friends. It's wonderful to have Darryl and Dawn here for a fun week.
|I'm so happy when we arrive at Whitewater Draw to see there are more Sandhill Cranes than I've seen before!|
|Several species of duck share the water space.|
|With the high winds, the incoming cranes seem to hover in midair while landing.|
|With almost no one else at the Chiricahua National Monument we're able to enjoy the warmth of the Jeep while slowly making our way through the amazing rock formations.|
|Acres of hoodoos.|
|Masks are a bonus on a blustery day!|
|It's always a treat to share Cochise Mountain with new people. You can't not see his face!|
After Dawn treated us to her chicken salad in Michigan it's become a tradition (in that we always say yes please!) for our get togethers. This time we enjoy sandwiches and fruit under the majestic rocks.
|Entering the park we're greeted with a little end of the season color.|
|More amazing rock drama.|
|Tessa and I on the history trail. They do a great job of telling the story of Cochise and his people. Not as windy, but yes, it's cold!|
|New for me too, Dawn and I take the half mile nature trail where good signage identifies numerous plants.|
|Sotol, like Agave, makes a tasty distilled liquor.|
|Long views from the top of the trail.|
|We actually remember to get a pic of all of us (thanks Jeff). Bill, Jodee, Tessa, Dawn and Darryl.|
|Lots of glue behind the paneling holding tight since 1968 - glad we have a crow bar :-) Note the dated medicine cabinet. I forgot to capture the faded wood vanity.|
|With the old sink still usable, some white paint saves us the cost of a new vanity.|
|Still need to put up the new white cabinet above the toilet and install the new faucet and towel ring, but you get the idea. Better I think :-)|
We get much needed rain, but for only a few hours. It's been a dry year on top of everything else.
|Sheepshead to the north shrouded in low clouds.|
|Plains to the south getting a much needed drenching.|
|Ezra (he's getting so tall) calls his dad outside to see if he sees them. Do you see them? |
Peacocks in the old dog run :-)
Do you sometimes see things, just in your daily life, that make you chuckle? Here are a couple seen at Lowe's and the post office:
|Should I have been worrying about this when buying toilet paper???|
|I bet they're working on changing their name, and their slogan!|