Exciting week

What an exciting week we’ve had! One of my favorite things about our lifestyle is catching up with friends, mostly those we’ve met during our travels. This week was a week full of visits.

Last spring, we drove to Phoenix so that LeRoy could drive a “new” bus home for a friend of a friend, a young woman from Sierra Vista. Nakia had recently purchased an Eagle bus but had never driven one herself. We’ve been in contact with her through these last few months and this week we met her and her mother in Benson for lunch. Although we didn’t know her at all before we met her in Phoenix, she has become a friend. We had never tried the Horseshoe Cafe in Benson and we had a very nice meal and enjoyed visiting. The mural outside is really interesting, too.

Benson mural

A year ago in the summer when we volunteered at Golden Bell RV Park in Colorado, we met a neat couple who work there, Kenric and Marilyn Johnson. Marilyn was responsible for all our delicious meals and Kenric took care of the horses, among other things. They spent several days at a Christian camping conference in Phoenix this week and we drove up to have lunch with them. Imagine our surprise when we also got to see Mickey and Joel, two other fellows we met that summer. We had a wonderful time catching up!

Kenric Marilyn

Our Nebraska friends Ron and Carol Young pulled in this week to spend a month or so and we’ve enjoyed having company in the Northwest Community Friends Church “RV Park”, aka the parking lot behind the church. (My sister Florence Marie refers to us as the Gypsies out back.)

RV park

Florence Marie will be here in January, so we’ll level her RV and take it’s summer shades off before she gets here. Friday Bill and Arlette Klein caught up with us again and we added yet another RV to the mix.

RV 2

Twice a year Fourth Avenue in Tucson is taken over by a street fair where artisans from all over the country come to display and hopefully sell their wares. We love to go and walk around but rarely buy much. This year we found several Christmas presents that begged to be purchased and of course, there is the food. Check out this rotisserie full of meat.

rotisserie meat street fair

A chicken gyro caught my eye and made my mouth water.


This time LeRoy’s choice was a chicken plate from the same place.

LRW plate

We went on Friday, which was a beautiful sunny day. By the time we headed home, the clouds were rolling in and the temperature was beginning to dip, but not before we watched a steel drum band from a local high school. They were captivating and so was the gentleman dancing in front of us. I tried to figure out how to post the video here but was unsuccessful. If you want to see and hear them, check out my facebook page. I’m on as Anne Willis..

Today after church we, along with Youngs and Kleins, ate lunch at Sir Veza’s Taco Garage. We ate there a while back by ourselves and really like the place. Everything about the place is garage themed, from the mechanics’ trouble lights that serve to light the tables to the car upholstery look on the booth seating. The napkins that wrap your silverware are red shop rags, only clean and unused by a mechanic, thank goodness!

Sir Vezas

The replica porch chairs and even the exposed ductwork was made to appear rusty. And the restrooms! The stall doors are locked by wrenches fastened to rotate across the door edge and check out the sink.


Pick a mirror, any mirror to check out your hair and makeup.


The food is pretty good, too, and the portions are large.

Later this afternoon we’re going to a harp concert here at the church and this evening we’ll take in the luminares put out by the residents of the Circle at Desert Trails RV Park before participating in the hymn sing we enjoy so much. There will be cookies and warm drinks for all. Of course we will be there!



About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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