Monday, June 9, 2014

Road trip to Tucson

We reluctantly got up at 6:30 AM this morning to get ready for our short 222 mile drive from Camp Verde to Tucson.  I wanted to get an early start to avoid driving in the mountains between Camp Verde and Phoenix.  There is one long hill heading south that is about 6-7 miles long and is a long pull.

I got an early morning surprise when I went out to stow the power cable, water and sewer connections.  They were watering the grass on each side of the motorhome and we had a flood.  They water the grass by pumping water from an irrigation ditch and flooding an area.  I had to bring in the slides so I wouldn't have to wade in the water.  It all worked out, so it wasn't a big problem.

It was an uneventful drive and we managed to get through Phoenix before the temps were around 108 degrees as forecasted.  With the generator running and both air conditioners on we were very comfortable driving down the road.  Traffic was light by the time we drove the 43 miles through Phoenix and even lighter as we were south of there.

We had planned on staying at our campsite from last winter, but someone else beat us to it.  No big deal, since all the campsites in this area are the same.  We do have a tree next to us that provides a little shade so that is a plus.  It looks like just about everybody we know has departed the area, so it is very quiet back here.

It doesn't look like we will be doing anything worth writing about for the next week or so and blogs most likely will be few unless something interesting comes up.  It will have to be very interesting for us to venture out in 100-106 degree weather.   At least the pool is open, so we can cool off in the evenings by taking a little dip.

That is all from us here in Tucson.  Hope you all had a nice day. 


  1. Somewhere I missed the plans to return to Tucson. Hope all goes well. Stay inside in the air conditioning. My good friend who lives in Phoenix told me she has been going to the pool every evening which really helps to survive the heat. It was 38 here last night. And yes, my heat was on.

  2. Hope you have a good few weeks.It warms up here then cools off. I do miss Tucson. Safe travels and see you next fall.