Well, you can run but you just can’t hide. Even in Arizona, it snows! We are near Huachuca City, just a few miles from where we parked last October. This morning when we were out, we wore long sleeves and decided that a vest or jacket would have felt good but the temperature was decent. Within minutes of our coming home around noon, we had a rain/snow mix and the temperatures were nosediving. It’s now about 38 degrees and the sun is peeking out again. Guess it’s still better than the teens and below forecast for Wichita this week! We’re blessed to be plugged into 50 amp service in Blake and Pennie Hardy’s yard, so running the heaters isn’t a problem. We met the Hardys when we were in Sierra Vista last fall. They are fellow bus nuts and are set up for visitors. Pennie’s a good cook, too! She had dinner nearly ready for us yesterday afternoon when we arrived and is planning on us sharing soup with them this evening.
On Saturday, we met two more of LeRoy’s cousins in Phoenix and had a great time. Phyllis Mosher and Richard Wilson met us at a Marie Callendar restaurant for lunch. The three cousins had a lot of catching up to do! Phyllis and Richard are first cousins and LeRoy is somewhat more distant but feels much closer.
We went to church at Northwest Community Friends Church in Tucson yesterday. When we visited in October, they were meeting in a storefront while their church building was being rebuilt. Their building, along with 3 others, were firebombed last April and had to be completely rebuilt. While none of the congregation would have chosen for that to happen, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I don’t know when the building was built originally, but I know it had lots of things that were in disrepair or just plain not right. (Kind of like after you’ve been married 10-20 years and it’s time for all new everything, towels, sheets, etc. No one throws a shower then!) The newly refurbished building was rededicated Saturday night and it is lovely.
They are set up to accommodate RVs, too. They have electric, water and sewer facilities in the back parking lot which we used Saturday night.
Driving into Sierra Vista this morning for parts for LeRoy’s latest project and groceries felt very familiar. We noticed a new Mexican restaurant that wasn’t open yet when we were here before as well as another that looks like it will be open soon. Just in time for us to try them, I’m sure!