Hey, we're on a mini-trip! Where are we? Fifty miles from home, at the Rincon Country East RV Park in Tucson, Arizona. Where the temperature was in the mid-90s today and is expected to climb through the week.
Why are we here? Well, the main reason is that we have medical appointments here in Tucson this week, three on Tuesday and one each Wednesday and Thursday. It's at least 100 to 120 miles round trip to these appointments, and three days in a row isn't particularly appealing to us. So we are using up some of our Coast to Coast "Trip Points" at this Best Parks in America site.
While we are here, we are also attending the funeral of Mikel McFall, the oldest son of our good friend and fellow blogger, Mike McFall. Mikel died in his sleep last week at age 55, leaving a wife and two young sons. We want to be there for Mike, for his wife Pat, and to pay our respects to the family.
What are our plans for the rest of the week? We had talked about getting out and doing sightseeing. There is much to do and see in the Tucson area. There's Saguaro National Park, there's Sabino Canyon, there's the Desert Botanical Gardens, there's the Titan Missile Museum down the road. That's the last remaining remnant of the massive missile system the USA deployed around the nation during the Cold War.
But you know what? We've pretty much decided to spend a lot of our time sitting on our duffs, relaxing. We aren't remodeling the casita, we aren't planting more cactus, we aren't administering anything for the SKP Chapter. We are going to take care of ourselves this week, catch up on reading and sleeping, and try to stay cool!
Speaking of staying cool:
That's us at Liard Hot Springs during our Alask\a trip in 2005.
A wonderful glacier in Alaska (we left our notes home, can't tell you the name of this one).
Sea Otters at rest in Alaskan waters
Another Alaska glacier
Mount Hood in Oregon
Washington State's beautifuol Mount Rainier.
That's keeping cool along ... Our Life on Wheels!