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It's been so long since we have really been on the road; I forget how Fred gets behind the wheel and goes and goes and goes. Ten hours we drove and we were still in
While he drives – I watched and wrote and occasionally managed to convince him to stop so I could take a picture. Here are some of my “on-the-road” notes:
- It was very early in the morning; the sun coming up lit the rows of RVs, each with its own distinct character.
- The odd dog walker meandered down the road as their four-legged love objects wander from side to side sniffing to find out what had gone on since their last visit and leaving their marks for the next caller that came along.
- With arms flaying, the exercise walkers strutted forward relentlessly to fulfil the purpose of their missions.
- It was quiet and calm.
- Heading out on the road was exciting. We were flanked on both sides by the same flatness – fields on either side – some ploughed but more covered with dry brown grass and leafless bushes – few building, little traffic.
- A bit of a giggle – a semi trailer truck hauling a huge tanker with MAALOX written across the side of the tank. We need to make sure we don’t eat at the same place he does!!
- The further west we go: the more cactus invaded the fields – prickly pear mostly.
- We still saw some live oak but more mesquite showed up along the way. I felt like I was watching an old Halloween movie with its gnarly, twisted, eerie, branches.
- The road turned north; waves of hills emerged against the horizon. The road ripped through each hill exposing layers of limestone and history built up over eons of wind, water and time.
- Now the land is peppered with Yucca plants rather than mesquite. Creosote bushes take over and we have desert.
Once we reached the
Paul and Lynne have done wonders with Sunny Acres. The first time we were there it was an old worn-out mobile home park. They’ve managed to transform it into a welcoming spot for RV’er to come, visit and even stay on for an extended period of time and
Onto Casa Grande, with a couple nights stop in Benson, and the opportunity to visit with more friends – Ed and Mary, who we met earlier this year in
Well, now we’re in
We’ve been down to
We went back out the Felicity,
Next week, we’ll be off to Quartzsite for a week or so. After that we will probably stop in Laughlin, then
What a trip and adventure this has been.