Winter Arizonans

I think that each full time RVing couple or individual has a unique travel style. When we first thought about this lifestyle, I was somewhat reluctant to leave family and church family. Where would we ever feel at home? If we were constantly on the move, we could keep in touch with our family by phone and email, but what about a church home? Sure, we could worship with any congregation along the way but it just wouldn’t be like the fellowship of home.

As it turned out, our travel style is different from others. Back to the title, winter Arizonans. We don’t consider ourselves “snowbirds” but rather “sunbirds”, chasing moderate temperatures and sunshine. For us that means winter in Tucson and summer somewhere cooler, usually the Rockies. As a result, we spend several months in a spot and then to the next location. When we arrived back at Northwest Community Friends Church in Tucson this year, we found that others had been awaiting our arrival. What a wonderful feeling! This fall we dropped in for a Sunday at a little country church we had attended one summer in Missouri and as we drove in, we wondered if anyone would remember us. Imagine our surprise when they called us by name and welcomed us with open arms. And of course there is what I consider our “home church”, Northridge Friends in Wichita. They keep us involved via Facebook and email regardless of where we are around the country.

I’ll get to our last couple of weeks in another post. This one was just begging to be written!

 

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One Response to Winter Arizonans

  1. LeRoy Wilils says:

    The day we pulled into Tucson the church secretary said to us welcome home. and again when we returned from our rally and visiting trip to SW AZ.

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