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Friday, March 7, 2014

WESTWARD HO!


I absolutely have no idea what has overtaken John and I.   But our travels have changed quite rapidly.  We left San Antonio on Monday.  And each day, we have done nothing but drive. Right now, we are zipping right through Tuscon.

We are zipping along so much that this is the photo I managed to get of the "Welcome to Arizona" sign.  The continental divide sign flew right by too.  

This does not seem to be a PDD though as we do not crank out the miles each day, But we don't stop along our short route each day.  I believe this is a new disorder.  Not sure of it's name.  







I believe it might have something to do with these things in the distance. 

It's like once we sighted these mountains and the desert, something just took over our brains and it is full, slow speed ahead.  

Even with this semi and road construction, the view keeps drawing us closer and closer.  




                                      What is a full timer to do? Good grief!  Now we are going to need to travel this route once more.......at least. 

  
We are having one new experience though.  With the rain that this area had about ten days ago, we see flowers along the road.  Yellow brittlebush, red and purple flowers.  The Palo Verde is turning green!  All new experiences.  (from the coach, that is)

I have been in touch with a couple of RV friends to see if it is convenient to meet, so we will see if the foot is released from the accelerator.  What do you think?  

If we are fortunate, I will have more to blog about tomorrow.  Wish me luck!  

God bless........





30 comments:

  1. Whoa!! Time to slow down a little and smell the cactus.

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    1. Yes Judy, you are right. Today after a good night's sleep he is so tired that we will need to stay at this site for another night. Go figure. So I am getting laundry done , trimming dogs and resting too.

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  2. Good grief woman. One day you two are relaxing and enjoying the good life, and the next day you two are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I can't wait to see where you finally hit the brakes.

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    1. Wellll, what can I say....Nothing. BUT we are on a holding pttern at an Escapees 50% off RV park and will be here two nights. One night's sleep was not enough for him.

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  3. Thats sure is a long drive across I-10 in a few weeks we will be heading east along 10 and probably 20, thats reamins to be sen.
    Enjoy the Arizona heat and dry.

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    1. We have really liked I -10. We have now traveled 10, 20, and 40. Ten wins. The Arizona heat and winds are better than cold and wind, hands down. We hate to see you go. Would have loved to have met you two.

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  4. Look what's that....hurry, BREAK !!!!!! Something about those mountains that always pull you in don't they :O) Have fun....

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    1. I guess they do. We have parked here for two nights.....thank goodness. John is really tired and legs were swollen the last two evenings after sitting and driving. Today, we walk and rest.

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  5. Maybe you heard that better weather is in the forecast? Never mind, you'll catch up with yourselves eventually! :-)

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  6. Glad you finally came to your senses and got to AZ and the beautiful weather. Hopefully we'll see you before too long.

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    1. After two nights rest here, we will visit with Al and Kelly tomorrow, then off to explore around Wickenburg and Congress, AZ. then we are off to Q for some climbing.

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  8. If this is your first time over the route, make notes so you can come back. Next time get off I10 and drive US 90. It isn't any slower or much longer, but if offers some interesting places to pause, like Marfa. Visit the State Parks and Historic parks along the Rio Grande, there are roses to be smelt - er smelled - You blew by us, we are stopped in Las Cruces for a few days. Next stop Tucson, unless we stop someplace else first.

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    1. I wanted and planned on US 90. John veto'd the plan and took 10. Suddenly, John is tired. So am I. So we are resting with a bit of laundry thrown in for me today.

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  9. What is it they say, "slow down and smell the roses" or did someone else say that. At least beautiful weather is in front of you and not behind you like it was with us!

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    1. We stopped last night and here for 2 nights. So we are going to smell the roses/desert! Whoot whoot!

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  10. ooh so glad you get to see the desert in bloom! what a great time to be there, especially after all the dry spells they have been having!

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    1. We have been in the desert three times in March and this is the prettiest we have seen.

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  11. Oh SO happy you are getting to see the wild flowers! Where are you headed? The "Q"? Yuma? Anza? Inquiring minds want to know!! Be safe!

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    1. We will probably be in Q in a week. Stay there for possibly 2 then Anza for ? Depends on who is going to come join us.

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  12. Happens to us every year once we leave Ontario. We just make one mad dash for the mountains & deserts of the great South-West. The way I figure it......why waste valuable life time anywhere else:))

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  13. You may not have had a PDD driving day, but you're on that slippery slope!!! :cD

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    1. Sure do not want to slide that slippery slope!

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  14. I'm movin' on down the road.
    I'm carryin' this heavy load.
    I'm movin', I'm movin' on down the road.
    I don't know where I'm goin',
    I'm movin' on down the road.

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    1. The road isn't heavy, but we do move on down the road. We kinda know where we are goin, but not sure of the final destination here on earth.

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  15. We have on occasion had to make haste in our travels. Always glad when we can get back to our regular routine.

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    1. Slo is the way to go....We see more that way, don't we.

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