They’re Gooonne!

Well, it was short, but sweet.

Our friends, Nick and Terry Russell said Goodbye this morning and headed for Apache Junction, while we followed about an hour later, but heading for Tucson, AZ about 260 miles away. Like Nick, we filled up with diesel at the Pilot station right down the road from the park before getting out on I-10 west.

Nick called about 9:30 to say they had reached Lordsburg, NM without any real problems with wind gust, but I think he jinxed us. Within just a few minutes after his call, the wind really picked up, mostly a headwind, but sometimes quartering from the right.

When we got to Lordsburg about 90 minutes later, we made our usual stop at the Kranberry’s Family Restaurant there. They’re only a couple of blocks off the Interstate and have RV parking. In fact when we parked, there were three other RV’s and a semi there too.

When we came out of the restaurant we could tell the wind had picked up even more. Oh boy. But we really didn’t have a lot of problems with the wind, just a couple of strong gusts. Instead we mostly just had a strong headwind.

We pulled into Pima Country Fairgrounds about 3pm, having gained an hour since Arizona doesn’t do Daylight Savings Time. They only had 30 amp sites available, but I was able to get a spot facing the east so we won’t have the afternoon sun coming into the windshield.

For dinner we decided to not go out, but just have the leftover Grimaldi’s pizza from last Sunday. And it was still really, really good.

Tomorrow we’ll try to catch up with some friends who live in the area, and maybe do some shopping. And of course there’s always the fact that there’s a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria here in Tucson, too.

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Thought for the Day:

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” – Gen George Patton

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