In the interest of getting caught up I’m going to breeze through the next few posts letting the pictures tell most of the story. We’re in Alaska now and I’m wanting to share our adventures here but first more of our travels in the southwest.
After five months stationary at Palm Creek, we decided to ease back into the traveling life by heading to one of our favorite parks, Gilbert Ray just outside of Tucson. As we were driving to our site we saw a few other Airstreams, one of which I thought I recognized. Sure enough it was Jen and Mic. We met them at the 2018 New Year’s rally at Picacho Peak. We had a nice time chatting and meeting their new dog. Continue reading “Tucson, Usery & Sedona”
I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 months since I’ve posted. I knew I was behind, but I didn’t realize it was that bad. A little while back a fellow RV blogger (watsonswander.com) posted about her struggles to keep updated on her blog and I could totally relate. I just haven’t felt like writing. Maybe it’s because we haven’t been to a lot of new places, or I’ve been kinda road weary from our busy fall, or maybe because a lot of times I feel like I send these blogs out into the online universe and don’t really know if anyone is reading them. Well, that’s not totally true. I know my mom is reading 🙂 and I like having a record of our travels, so here comes some catching up.
After our mid-October stay at Lost Dutchman State Park just north of Phoenix, we returned to the SKP Coop in Benson AZ. We were headed to an Airstream Rally in New Mexico, but realized we were both worn out and just needed to find a spot to lay low for a bit. With one of our favorite parks only an hour away we headed back to Tucson and spent a few days among the saguaros at Gilbert Ray Campground. Its so peaceful among the saguaros and it was just what we needed.
The sunsets are always amazing!
We lucked into a few nights at Dead Horse Ranch State Park just outside Sedona. While the park itself was nothing spectacular, the surrounding area is amazing.
We took a long drive down dirt roads scoping out some of the boondocking in the area and enjoying the views.
We walked through downtown reading about the history of the area…
enjoyed tamales at a cute little spot…
and played the giant xylophone.
Everywhere you turned there were great views of the red rocks. This is an area that definitely requires a return visit. There is so much to explore and we didn’t even get to experience any of the great hiking.
Next up was a stay at a park many folks have recommended, Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson. While we enjoyed the views and the proximity to amenities, our campsite was not so appealing with it’s setting among the sandy scrub.
I guess we can’t complain too much when we’re enjoying so much sunny weather.
After Catalina we were headed east (more on that next time) so ended up at the Benson SKP park again to catch up on laundry. After all, it had been two weeks. With four different stops in that time I don’t think we did anything to help our road weariness, but we’re planning for some down time soon.