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, April 11, 2009

Leaving Yuma, Headed for Benson







As we head over the pass of the Foothills, we realize that we really are “on the road again” and it feels good.  For the first time, friends, Bernice and Hoyt are traveling with us.IMG_0447


They will spend a week with us in Benson, Arizona, before we go our separate ways for the summer.




The desert is pretty this spring.  There has been enough moisture this winter to allow the plants to green.


IMG_0452 We decided to spend the first night at Picacho Peak State Park, with the idea of hiking on  it’s trails, but the weather soon changed our minds.

It was extremely windy that evening, and rain and much cooler weather moved in overnight.


IMG_0465As we left, the fog was enshrouding the peak, a familiar landmark to travelers for centuries.

We drove, mostly in the rain to Benson.  It was too rainy and cold to be out much, but we visited the visitor’s center, a used book store and the local thrift shop. 



We spent the evening playing Pegs and Jokers. 



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