Our little “RV park” looks different this Sunday. Ron and Carol Young and Awsie, their dog, left on Tuesday for Huachuca City. We met them there 5 years ago and have been good friends since then. That afternoon, we picked up my sister Florence Marie from the airport. So the population of our lot is now 3 and probably will be until late March unless someone else needs a place to park in the meantime.
This week we’ve been hit by El Nino, bringing with it rain and cooler temperatures. Daytime highs have been in the 50s with lots of clouds, a rarity in this part of Arizona. Looking out my window today, I see snow on the Catalina Mountains and yesterday the road up Mt. Lemmon was partially cleared for visitors to go enjoy cold weather activities. It is hard to think about skiing being available so close to where we walked to church this morning without even a jacket! I don’t know if the ski runs are open now but the snow is still visible on the sunny side of the mountain.
Mid-week this coming week we’ll be headed out to Quartzsite to meet up with our bus friends from all over the country for a rally. There will be bus conversions of many varieties and it’s the only rally we attend that includes so many different kinds. Our usual ones may have an occasional Prevost conversion thrown in but the majority of the attendees are in Silver Eagles. In Quartzsite we get to see friends in GM buses and MCIs and admire the work they have done on their rigs. Excitement is building! Florence Marie will be going with us.
A few weeks ago when Bill and Arlette Klein were here in their bus, Bill lent his expertise to see about the starting problem on our generator. Since Quartzsite’s rally is held in a dry camping area (meaning no electricity or water available), the generator is a real necessity. Even after they got the generator to start, Bill didn’t know what he or they had done to make it happen. No problem, we’ll take it anyway! LeRoy tried again this week and it started right up, so we’re hoping it will continue to be that way. We’re also hoping for sunshine and warmer temperatures, but that isn’t always typical of the Quartzsite rally weather. I’ll try not to snivel about being cold when I know many of our family are enduring very low temperatures back in Kansas and Nebraska.
Stay warm, everyone!