Check out part 1 of our adventure if you haven’t, yet.
Hungry Fox is an appropriate name for the restaurant. We got tons of good food for a decent price. If you’re hungry this is the place to go.
While we didn’t make it into Mexico this trip like I had hoped, we did head about 50 miles south of Tucson to the small village of Tubac. This is the home of many artists and the quality of their wares are higher than what you find in Mexico. Since this village is only about 15 miles from the border there is a Border Patrol check point you have to go through on the say back to Tucson.
The dog in one of the shops was really interested in Jeffrey. He followed us around for some time inquisitively. I guess he doesn’t see many wheelchairs in the store.
I enjoyed that this park was a ‘trailer tether’ and not an RV park. I’m not sure the difference but it was a nice play on words.
We left Tubac and headed to WalMart for some medication. Being Christmas Eve, I’m glad we didn’t have anything else we were trying to purchase. The rest of the store was insane.
Merry Christmas Eve! This ornament helps remind us that Christmas is about Jesus and his birth.
After we got back, we hung the stockings in the RV with care in hope that Saint Nicholas soon would be here. Would he find us in AZ? You bet! I have plenty of cargo compartments in the RV…
Here’s our campsite in Arizona. We stayed at Lazydays which is now a KOA campground. The sites were really nice and spacious and some even have grass. We opted for a more natural site. What’s that in the foreground??
…and another cactus! You should note that these Saguaro cacti are protected. I decided not to sneak one home.
Here we got to see more family and some of the same family who followed us around. I guess you could call them our ‘roadies.’
By now we had been on the road for 5 days so I got the honor of doing some laundry on Christmas! Oh Joy! This laundry center was cool, though. The washers and dryers were connected so you could have them send you a text message when they had completed their cycle. That was awesome if I could have used it. Instead Anna had fun exercising in the fitness center next door so I hung around til they were finished.
The next day we headed towards the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Boy would I love to have this view out my window.
The desert museum also has some animals. We came across the mountain lion who was right at the viewing window and was really cool. What was not so cool was that he picked out the smallest member of the group (someone else’s young kid) and was intently focused on the kid. That made the cool experience turn creepy when you realized that the mountain lion was thinking.
I love the way some of the cacti get a purple hue to them. I can only imagine how great this contrasts against them when they are blooming.
Here’s an up close view of an Aloe plant. These are great to have around if you have a burn. It’s the best all natural way to relieve the pain.
After leaving the desert museum we went to La Fuente. It is hard to miss the pink building. They have a lunch buffet and the food is authentic and good.
One thing I noticed on our trips around Arizona including Tucson and Phoenix is how each interchange is decorated. Seldom do you see a plan gray concrete interchange here: Many are adorned with desert colors and Southwestern motifs. It really makes it more enjoyable to drive around.
They also have fresh oranges if you like. I found it neat with the number of people who have citrus trees in the desert.
They also have beautiful roses to enjoy. I learned that the desert isn’t all about sand like my previous experiences.
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