|Sweet to be somewhere else!|
Ajo Heights RV Park is immaculate and quiet with level gravel FHU sites and easy access. I'm very happy to be here.
|We stop for a picnic lunch at an old corral.|
|Fallen and dried saguaro.|
|Greasewood and ocotillo|
|The beautiful park property ends along the border. The destruction of the desert is sad, the wall easier to scale than those at state prisons.|
|Looking like gates at an amusement park, these are left open during monsoon season. Probably not a secret on the other side.|
|Glad we're headed away from the border. The line of cars entering Mexico is 15 miles long and not moving.|
We're up and out the next morning. Hwy 8 is a nice change from our usual I-10. Different scenery is always good, and the road condition is much better. Yuma, Arizona, is home to one of our high school friends, and both her mom and sister (who Bill knows, but I don't) are visiting as well. We have a wonderful visit at Teri's lovely home, getting caught up and (me) getting to know the rest of the family. Again, all being vaccinated makes it feel like the real world!
|A three lane on ramp - we must be back in California!|
|Why I'm so glad we have a notification if our brakes in the Jeep are on while towing, and our TPMS monitors tire temp. It looks fine from the side, but the back of the rig is destroyed.|
|Won't be having the family over on our little strip of grass. Tessa is not impressed.|
We're here for a week with seeing the grandkiddos at the top of our list of priorities.
|Tessa wastes no time getting comfy.|
|Spinning the wheels is the most fun you can have with any toy truck!|
|Chris, Henry and Megan|
|Nawma time with Henry.|
|PopPop enjoying Ezra and Elliott|
|Elliott at almost five months is a happy, happy boy.|
The weather is warm and we spend time in the back-yard. A great opportunity as when we return in a few days there will be snow :-)
|Little M reads with PopPop|
|Reese is our only girl - until we learned on Easter that she will be joined by a little sister in October!!|
|Reese, Emily, Travis, Corey, Christie, M&M, Nick, Jillian and Bill|
|Little M entertains Reese and her mommy.|
|The cousins played well together - so cute!!|
They need work done on their car and I need to get the last of our boxes from storage, so Brian and Ezra stop by at the end of the week. Ezra stays with PopPop while Brian and I get things done.
|While they're with us, Ezra has a kindergarten class. Able to join his classmates on his tablet in our bedroom is definitely a sign of the times.|
Richie and girlfriend Amanda join us for dinner on our last night in town. At 24 already, the youngest is so grown up now! It's a wonderful visit but I fail to get a photo this time :-(
|Big smiles all around.|
|These two love to cuddle.|
|Daddy gets an Ezra hug.|
|Elliott is always happy. Always.|
|Ezra has his Spanish class with little brother paying close attention.|
|Shalise opens birthday presents - last year they were in Tombstone for the big day.|
|Mommy and Daddy hang out with Elliott who's happy to play with the wrapping paper.|
|Reminding us that when we leave we'll still have this cuteness with us.|
All the grands are growing so fast, and there's never enough time to see them as much as we'd like. With all of their parents vaccinated, or soon to be, we're looking forward to a longer visit at the end of the year.