My goodness, I’ve neglected keeping our whereabouts updated! Although we’re still in Tucson for a little while, we’ve been lots of other places in the meantime.
The weekend of March 21, we made a very long and fast trip to Longmont, CO for a memorial service. Our good friend Don Gourley was killed in a tragic accident with his bus some time ago, but his wife Carole had decided to postpone his memorial service until then. It was a good tribute to a great man. He would have been pleased. LeRoy and I enjoy each other’s company, so we had a good time on the trip.
Coming home, we stopped through Phoenix to meet our pastor from Wichita who was there to purchase and pick up a motor home. Larry Kinser and his wife Milete were the first full time RVers we ever knew, back in the late 70s. They will be back in the lifestyle this July and we can hardly wait to travel with them.
Last weekend, we did something we’ve thought about for a long time. We visited Biosphere 2 just a few miles up the road here.
While the experiments continue there, the original sealed-in crew experience ended in the 90s. We wished we could have been a fly on the wall inside then, but then I’m not sure any flies were included on the list of important materials.
We’ve been amazed at what the wet winter did to make the desert environment here more colorful. Even the palo verde trees are joining in!
And the cacti! This one’s about to explode with color.
At Christmas, one of my gifts was a fitness device called a Misfit. Well, for several reasons, I’ve returned it and got a Fitbit Flex. Since the first of March, we’ve been trying to undo the damage that the holidays, a bus rally and out of town guests did to our physiques. We’ve pumped up the walking workouts and now we’re getting in 3 miles a day! For someone who’s been pretty sedentary for a long time, that’s an accomplishment! Not much change on the scale but we’ll get there.
Each time we leave the bus to go somewhere either on foot or in the car, we have three choices of direction and two of them include driving on LaCanada street. Since the street widening project began in about May of 2012, there have been orange barrels, lane changes, equipment delays, and more recently landscaping. We were able to drive on the new mostly completed street this past fall but the speed limit had never been raised. Coming up to River street, the speed limit is 40 and beyond Ina, the speed limit was 45, but this stretch remained 35. To make it even more confusing, many of the temporary speed limit signs had been removed, so you weren’t sure what speed you should be going. The 45 mph signs were on their posts, just turned to the side, not to the street. Had we been betting people, we would have bet against the change taking place before we leave for the season yet again, but we would have been wrong. Yipee!