Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Saturday, March 29, 2008

From Yuma to Willcox, AZ

Our four month stay in Yuma has flown by. We were on the road this morning by 7:30, having said all our good-byes yesterday. Leaving each spring is a bittersweet experience, hating to leave good friends, but looking forward to seeing family and old friends again.

One of the more scenic spots along I-10 is Texas Canyon, lying about 20 miles east of Benson. The scenic canyon is said to have gotten its name from a group of settlers traveling from Texas to the west coast. When their horses were stolen, they were forced to stop and settle in the canyon, naming it after their home state. There is now a rest stop located at the canyon.

We have stopped at Livestyle RV Resort for the night. There’s nothing special about the RV park, but it does boast an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a small gift shop and trading bookshelf.

Willcox is small. It’s claim to fame is being the hometown of Rex Allen.

Those of you under 60 are probably asking “who was Rex Allen?”, but his voice is no doubt familiar to all of you. In addition to being “Mr. Cowboy” in many of the western movies of the 50’s, his voice narrated over 150 Walt Disney characters throughout the years.

We have stopped in Willcox in order to hike the Chiricahuas tomorrow, just south of town.

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