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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
10th Jun 2016 - Summer 2016
Day 16-June 10, 2016-To Tucson, AZ

Day 16-June 10, 2016-To Tucson, AZ

Drove 214 miles in 4-1/4 hours.

Got up to 94 today. 

We’re still on I-10 westbound going through flat land now with the Union Pacific Railroad on our right the whole time.  They have hundreds of cars hauling who knows what, mostly going east.  Tall mountain peaks in the far distance.  We stopped at the Continental Divide at a unique gift store, nice owners, lots of “stuff”.  Passed a lot of signs warning of dust storms and zero visibility but it’s just a bit hazy.  Entering Arizona we gained an hour.  Even though Arizona is on Mountain Time they don’t observe Daylight Savings Time (except on the Navajo Reservation).  We passed through Bowie, with pecan and pistachio groves and some vineyards.  And then we passed through the Texas Canyon, a few miles of giant boulders that I later found out are made of granite.  They are quite impressive.  As we got closer to Tucson we started seeing some saguaro cactus.  We continued listening to our book on tape.  We’re staying at Mission View RV Resort in Tucson.  It’s a 55+ campground that’s a winter haven for snowbirds but virtually empty now.  They put us in a camp host spot, near the indoor pool and spa.  No shade but there’s not much shade in AZ.  Spent the afternoon looking at tour books, there’s a lot to do here.   We just have to keep remembering to drink, drink, drink.  It’s really dry here although the campground host said the humidity is high today-it’s 18.  They’re used to 8 and last week it was 1.  Back home in Florida it’s 88 today.  They get about 6-12” of rain a year.  Last week, we had 7-1/2” in one day in Florida.  Later we went to the Desert Diamond Casino, about a mile away to try our luck-we had none.  We each got $10 in free play and $10 each off the buffet, which was OK but not the best casino buffet food we’ve had.  We got a severe weather alert on our phones while we were in the casino and the street was wet when we came out so we must have missed it.  Microsoft bullied me into downloading Windows 10 tonight so tomorrow should be an interesting computer day.

Next: Day 17-June 11, 2016-Saguaro National Park and Baseball
Previous: Day 15-June 9, 2016-Deming, NM

Diary Photos

AZ bridge art

Continental Divide store

Train and distant mountains

Welcome to Arizona

Bridge overpass in Arizona

Texas Canyon boulders

Texas Canyon rocks

Balanced rock in Texas Canyon

Cactus at campground

Cactus bloom at our site

Cactus on our site

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