|About 15 miles from our stop an accident/vehicle fire has the westbound lanes stopped for nine miles. When we come back to the park after dinner the signage says it's still closed (6 hours later!) Grateful we weren't held up in this heat.|
|Rocky (my class), his wife Cyndee, Jodee, Patty and Kristy from an earlier class, and Bill. Tessa keeping us in line.|
Again we're on the road early, and thankfully the temps are much cooler the closer we get to Tombstone. Still, 93 is plenty warm. Glad we can park the motorhome in the driveway with 30 amp for loading and unloading.
|Welcome Cassidy Jane!|
Four days later we welcome our good friends Maggie and Jimmy who are wrapping up their own summer travels heading back to Kingman.
|Donnie, Anna, Jimmy, Maggie and Bill play 3-13 after dinner.|
Maggie and I take day-trip adventures whenever we get the chance so Wednesday we're off to Tucson for a museum and lunch. At 108 degrees we're happy for an indoor option at the Arizona History Museum. We take our time (she's the best museum buddy) to read and absorb all the exhibits. The combination of variety, detail, and relevance make this smaller museum a real gem.
|This stunning music player from the mid-1800s is in beautiful condition.|
|I wish the lighting was better to see the delicate porcelain dancers.|
|Lots of gems and minerals in Arizona. Their collection is a beauty.|
|With both the abundance of information and the two-story exhibits, the museum details what a big impact mining has had on the state.|
|Although he traveled with President Cleveland in eastern cities, Geronimo was still a prisoner when he died at Fort Sill, OK.|
|The exhibit on the history and growth of wineries and breweries in the state includes this original bar from the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone.|
Maggie grew up in this area so on their last day she and I take a quick trip east to Willcox where she and her family farmed for several years. The little town is nearly gone now, but we're able to find a few spots from her past.
|Now twice the size as it was, her local church is still here.|
|One of the best things we did when we first bought the property was to add two 50 amp/water gravel sites for our RV buddies to visit. It's also where our motorhome hangs out when we're here.|
Saturday morning we say our good-byes-for-now, and settle into house-mode once again.
|I can never catch lightning shots like these that were taken in Tombstone.|
|We get some wonderful colors from our backyard.|
Being at the house means getting caught up on appointments and errands. Bill is successful in scheduling a new local doctor so no more drives to Tucson for those appointments - yay! The motorhome slide is diagnosed with parts ordered for our scheduled appointment the first week of September. With another trip planned in October we're anxious to finally have that fixed!
|More backyard color courtesy of a healthy monsoon season.|
|Teatime for Reese and Penelope|
|Oliver cools off at the park.|