You'd think that blogging and sharing our exciting life with the world wide web would be a priority, especially when we are wandering about the country. But at this age, just staying upright and mobile seems to be a higher goal. But for all of you hanging on my every word, here's the latest.....
After New Orleans, we enjoyed a few hours on the River Walk in San Antonio. Our KOA campground was very very nice and as an added plus, was on the bus route directly into downtown. We got to see a bit of local color on the route and decided it was probably best not to do this after sunset.
We had stops planned for the next leg of our trip but our impatience to just get across Texas/NM, made us put pedal to the medal and drive over 575 mi one day. The speed limit for others was 80 on the wide open roads and we rumbled along at 65 and with both of us driving, we made good time.
We stopped in Tucson to catch our breath and then turned north on I 10 for a short drive to Palm Creek in Casa Grande. Quite the amazing and lovely winter resort. It boasts 1000 RV sites and 1200 small homes around a golf course, beautiful facilities, world class pickle ball and tennis courts and 3 pools. We were there for the Tiffin Allegro Rally. More than 250 coaches made by the Tiffin company gathered for 4 days of seminars, entertainment and catching up with others of similar interests. One of the perks of the rally is the assorted techs they bring. We made a list of minor things that needed looked at and before we left, the A/C had been checked, another item repaired and a motor on the steps replaced. ( all at no charge! ) Plus, we had the coach washed and waxed by an efficient young crew that didn't mind being on the roof. They also rolled in sparkling new 2016 coaches to encourage us to trade up..... it was easy to resist, we like ours. But they sold a few.
The resort is worthy of an extended stay but there is not much outside it's gates as the town has struggled to stay alive. It does have some major stores and being half way between Tucson and Phoenix, I'm sure those populations will eventually creep that way and revitalize it.
It was very well organized and we met a fun group at our nightly Happy Hour in our section. Marian and Allen have recently become full timers and plan to wander the country for the next year or so with plans to join us in Montrose this summer.
And so, yesterday, we headed north to Scottsdale to check up on Jeff and Jennifer and Guiness in their new home. A bit windy with blowing sand around here but we are looking forward to spending time exploring and enjoying. Talk soon............