Liberty has landed in the Tucson area, settling in at Desert Trails RV Park for a few days. We have a rally in Yuma to attend next week, but then we’ll be right back here until April, when we can be fairly sure the weather across the midsection of the country will be friendly.
The purpose of our move, in addition to a few degrees of warmth, is to try another type of RV park. With the exception of USI in Wichita, most of the parks we’ve tried have been relatively small. In Truth or Consequences, the park was small and mostly permanent residents. There were no planned activities at all. Thunderbird RV Park in Sierra Vista was much the same except that it had its own laundry facilities. It was also attached to a mobile home park with shared ownership. In Huachuca City, the park itself was fairly large but was not full. They did offer some opportunities for fellowship, though. We had coffee each morning in the clubhouse and got acquainted with the regulars there. Attendance at the Superbowl party and a Valentine’s potluck was much higher. What can I say? RVers, like most of the rest of the world, like to eat! Bingo on Monday evening and dominoes on Thursday were the extent of the activities.
Here at Desert Trails, there are 230 sites and in the winter, they are almost always full. The park offers direct access to Saguaro National Park and over 200 acres of hiking trails. There are 6 activity buildings including a 3 room library, quite a lot bigger than the tiny one room library in my hometown! LeRoy has already taken the opportunity to check out the hot tub and there is a heated pool, as well.
Last night the library hosted a photo art show that we enjoyed. I’m not sure if the photographers were RVers located here or not. The schedule for the month of March lists several different musical groups and various types of music. Admittance to the one tomorrow evening is either $2 each or bring a snack to share. There we go eating again!
One of the activities we had looked into before we hit the road was geocaching, but we hadn’t done that yet. Geocaching is sort of like global GPS treasure hunt. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Tomorrow at 9, a group from Desert Trails will be doing a geocaching trip so we’re planning to go along and learn more about it. There are geocaches everywhere, even in Goddard, Kansas!
Today we had a visit from a couple from Mountain View RV Park in Huachuca City. They are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary this weekend and invited us to eat lunch with them at a great little Italian restaurant, Mama Louisa’s. We enjoyed a soup, salad and pasta bar lunch, with our pasta and sauce choices being prepared in front of us by a talented young chef who tossed, rather than stirring, the sauce in a small skillet. After we ate, Ron and Carol followed us home and decided to move here next week! We’re thrilled! We’ll have company going out to eat!
LeRoy has spent the day hanging our living room TV outside the cabinet in which it had been sitting. It replaced a BIG old tube-type TV and since it’s a wide thin one, it didn’t fit without sitting at an angle. It now hangs on a mount across the opening when we’re sitting still but hinges and slides inside when we’re ready to get on the road. We had ordered the mount and had it sent here, but it wasn’t quite right without some modification. Thank goodness for my engineer husband! It is now up and running and we can see the whole screen for the first time since we moved into Liberty. The library has a DVD I’d like to see, so maybe that’s on the agenda for the evening.