Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

On to Tucson Sept 27-Oct 3

On Thursday we were able to hit the road by early afternoon and made it as far as Walker Lake, near Hawthorne, Nevada for the night and then continue on to Boulder City the next day.  We stayed at the Boulder Beach campground which was very busy.  It looked like about half the campground was been closed down for renovation.  The next morning we headed for Cottonwood, Arizona, via Flagstaff.  I think we should have stayed in Flagstaff because it was much cooler, but we headed on to the Thousand Trails in Cottonwood for a few days so we could have hook ups and run the air conditioner.  It has been really warm....95 in Cottonwood and predictions of low 100's in Tucson.

On Monday, during our morning walk, we discovered our friends Donna and Bob had arrived at the park so we knocked and their door to say hello and made arrangements to have "linner" later in the afternoon.  According to Donna, "linner" is lunch and dinner.  What a great visit we had!  

We headed on to Tucson, where it was very warm and spent the night at the Pima County Fairgrounds...hookups to run the AC would be the only reason for staying at the Fairgrounds.  It was 103.  The park is pretty basic and the showers were not open due to low occupancy but being able to run the AC most of the afternoon and evening was heaven.  

Wednesday, Joel presented himself to the VA Nuclear department for his stress test.  Sounds pretty scary. They take pictures of his heart and then shoot him up with some chemical stuff; wait several hours; feed him; and then take more pictures to compare with the first.  The worst part, was that Joel could not have anything with caffeine in it 24 hours prior to the test.  Well, if you know Joel, you know how hard that would be. He loves his coffee. Anyway, he came through the test with flying colors.  The docs said everything looked great.  

For those of you wondering about how we are doing with the Born Free and without a "towed", it been great! The VA has parking for RVs so we are able to park there during the day and I can run back to the BF as needed.  Also, its been pretty easy to get around.  We drove over to the theater yesterday afternoon and parked with no problem.  After the movie, (the new Clint Eastwood movie Trouble With The Curve...really good) we headed over to Snyder Hill for boondock camping.  It seemed a littler cooler there and it turned out to be a much shorter commute to the VA for Joel's morning eye appointment. 

We seem to be a little a head of schedule, so not sure what we will do next.  We don't have to be back in Reno until next Friday.  Stay tuned. 


  1. Come back here. It's cooling down. We don't leave until Sunday. Then will head to Lazy Days for the rally.

  2. Claudia, did Joel tell you that Snyder Hill is where we first met Joel? It's a good story about a bunch of the RVers getting together to confront an irritating's a good story.