Sherry and I arrived in Tucson in January, and stayed until April. Had a wonderful time, visiting her parents and getting “settled in”. Joined a local fitness center, played cards at night, rode bicycles, found a great local church, played guitar with local musicians, wrote a song for our new friends Harry and Sandy, and enjoyed wine in the afternoons swinging in the backyard.
Yet, we were anxious to be on the road again. This new lifestyle has such a feeling of freedom and adventure. Happy day when the frigid winter east of Tucson, our direction of travel, came to an end. We bid adieu to everyone, and resumed our adventure. Feels great. Ahhh. The open road.
First stop: Bisbee Arizona. Site of our nation’s largest copper mine for over 100 years until it closed in 1975. The miners left, but the community is reshaping as an artist community and weekend getaway. Friend Mark, who we haven’t seen in 30 years, lives in Bisbee. We had a wonderful time reminiscing, and meeting his wife Francis.
Excellent Museum in Deming New Mexico. Highly recommend setting several hours aside to enjoy the museum. The town assembled a wonderful display of many events and items that shaped their community. And for refreshment after, visit St. Clair Winery. We particularly enjoy their 30th anniversary semi-dry red.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas offers wonderful hikes and weather. Dry camping is only $8 per night with flush toilets and great tasting water.
Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. WOW! Took a few pictures, then stopped. Pictures don’t even begin to capture the magnificence of the cave. I tried to stop saying “Oh Wow”, but couldn’t. Yes, make Carlsbad Caverns a “for sure” visit.
Brantley Lake State Park located 13 miles north of Carlsbad is quiet, and we have a view of the lake. It’s only $14/nt including all utilities except sewer. (They have a central station for dumping when we leave, which is fine by us.) Most likely stay here a few days.
We weren’t blogging much while in Tucson, but now we’re back in full swing. See you again next week On Our Adventure!