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 23, 2011

Sabino Canyon

2011-04-23 - AZ, Tucson, Sabino Canyon National Recreation Area with Emily (38)Tucked away in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson is a beautiful little canyon named Sabino Canyon.

Imagine it is 150 years ago. Your horse died and you have been crawling across the hot dry desert for 2 nights. (You are smart enough to know that you should rest in the heat of the day and travel at night by the light of a half moon.) Unfortunately, your canteen has run dry. Just when you're about to give up all hope, the first rays of sunlight break over the desert and you see a beautiful mountain range in the distance. There is a darker green line that runs like a vein up the side of the mountain. "Trees," you whisper in a choking voice. You know where there are tall leafy deciduous trees, there is water. You are saved. You have found an oasis in the Sonoran Desert. You have found Sabino Canyon. (paragraph taken from  “Story trail” )

2011-04-23 - AZ, Tucson, Sabino Canyon National Recreation Area with Emily (54) It is still such an oasis in the midst of the desert, and provides an excellent escape from the bustle and heat of the city.  We visited Sabino Canyon with our granddaughter, Emily, over Easter weekend.   A narrated tram trip takes you 3.8 miles up into the canyon.   We  walked part of the way back down.

For a slideshow of our canyon visit, click on the map below:map

 Ajo to Tucson

1 comment:

Ron-Anne on the road said...

We may not be able to travel this year but we will contuinue to see the USA through you, in a way, we envy you but we could soon be out there too.