This is the longest we've stayed in one place since we started our RV adventures, and we've found a lot to do. Exercise classes, swimming, yoga, pickleball, sight seeing, hot tubbing, making new friends, and hanging out with old ones. I even had the pleasure of hearing a lecture by a Border Patrol officer. And of course we have all the same housekeeping activities that we have at home, albeit on a very small scale.
The weather has been 'cold'. It's laughable to me, but a couple of rainy days in the 50's and nighttime temps dipping below freezing have made the locals and snowbirds a little testy. Most days it's in the mid to high 60's and sunny--delightful. Here's a pic I took one morning as the rain clouds were clearing over the right side of the mountains near our campsite, while the sun was shining over the left side.
Some pics from around the neighborhood.
Good friends Pat Smith and Scott Brooks from Columbus were in Tucson for a week. Smith and I spent a day at the annual Tucsson Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show which brings 50,000 people from around the world to Tucson for two weeks each winter. This year there were 48 separate shows scattered all around the city. Venues include the convention center, numerous hotels, and hundreds of tents. We visited maybe half a dozen locations. Smith was in search of beads, which we found, and I especially enjoyed a Native American crafts show. We shared a few meals together while they were here. One at their beautiful camp site in the Catalina Mountains, and another at the home of Tim and Theresa Schwab who recently moved here from Columbus. Tim and Theresa are the in-laws of Pat and Scott's son Ray.
Doug and I visited the Pima Air and Space Museum, which contains an overwhelming amount of information about the history of airplanes, with an emphasis on military aircraft. There were eight hangars of exhibits and acres of planes to been seen on the outdoor tram tour. Being epecially fond of small things, I took a couple of photos of the smallest planes I saw. Given my recent work history, I was dismayed that there was no mention that I could find of Gerrie Mock in their Women in Flight exhibit or anywhere else. Doug Kridler will be pleased to know that I have sent an email to the museum's curator. Still awaiting his reply.
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.