On Saturday afternoon the wind really kicked up in Willcox and didn't let up during the night. What a contrast from Saturday morning. Sunday morning we decided to brave the wind and headed towards the Elks Lodge in Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista was closer than Benson to the dentist in Naco, so Sierra Vista seemed like a logical place hang out.
On Monday we headed over to Naco, Mexico for dental appointments. The border crossing into Mexico was very different from my other Mexican border crossing experiences. We parked the car in front of the Gay Nineties Bar about a block from the border and followed the pedestrian signs to the border. Although there were guards posted, none seemed to pay attention to us as we crossed over. No questions from any of the guards. We were at the dentist office in less then ten minutes. It was a good thing, because it was cold.
The return back to the US was just as uneventful. We weren't even asked for our passports as we walked through the gate. The guard smiled and wished a good day! Amazing. Apparently, if you are driving a car you will be asked for documentation but if you are a pedestrian you are not asked for documents. What's up with that? I guess they'll let just anyone in???
The day started out ugly and continued to get really ugly. Snow and wind prevailed. As we headed back to Sierra Vista Elks Lodge the snow started to stick a little. ..a good day for staying in. We headed over to the lodge and caught up with many of our WIN friends who were parked at the Elks RV lot waiting out the storm before their gathering which was to begin on Tuesday. I hadn't seen some of these folks for over a year so it was really fun to catch up.
Tuesday morning greeted us with perfect blue, but cold skies. The mountain tops surrounding Sierra Vista were gorgeous.
We pulled up the jacks and hitched up the car on a whim and headed to Casa Grande to the SKP park. There was a Good Sam rally scheduled in the Phoenix area and I have never been to a "big" rally so it seemed like the timing was right to attend, besides we had 2 for 1 coupons!
We spent two days at the rally. The entrance fee ended up being only $10.00 total for the two of us with the coupon and then we found out if we turned in the badge the next day we would get in free. Wow, $2.50 a day! But...that doesn't include the cost of fuel nor any purchases from the vendor tent.
I had a good time looking at the hundreds of RVs from the various manufactures, but Joel was particularly fond of this one:
It came complete with a bed and
a cook top!
Oh, those were the simple days!! I didn't have to try too hard to talk Joel out of purchasing the car or travel trailer....no TV! LOL
We enjoyed our two days of the rally, which was enough, and got plenty of ideas for projects for Joel in the future. We left the rally with our wallets intact. I don't know how that happened!
Tomorrow (Sunday) the plans are to head back to Tucson for Joel's annual physical checkups which don't start until the later part of the week.