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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Leaving Benson

Our month at the Saguaro SKP park in Benson, AZ has been most productive, and on March 11th we celebrated three years as fulltime RVers!  Since our last post, we have continued to enjoy good visits… Diane & Dave stayed until just this past week, Karen & Bob were here for two weeks, Delcie & Freddy for a week, and Pam & Red and Lynn & Roger are here now.  Good friends; special times together!

Tom finished building and installing the new cabinet by the door in our motorhome… this was a cluttered, unorganized space before and is now a great addition for storage and table space.  The drop-down leaf holds  items on two shelves in place as we travel, and offers a nice surface for food/drinks or projects.  Also, a handy spot to set the tv and watch from the sofa across the room when we are plugged into electricity.  Great job, Tom!
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Also checked another item off our list… replaced the cooling unit on our refrigerator with a new Amish cooling unit!  The fridge was pulled out into the middle of the motorhome and Tom and several friends enjoyed watching the process!  This job was done by a company out of Tucson, and the refrigerator is now providing much better efficiency!
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The fridge service took place while I was away, and I enjoyed updates and photos Tom captured… no stress for me… I never “felt” a thing :)   While all this was happening, I spent five days in Boise, Idaho visiting my sister and brother-in-law there… great hospitality, and a special time with them!  We took in a concert, wine tasting followed by lively music at a Basque restaurant, a bbq at friends, lots of visiting, shopping and a bike ride.  I also enjoyed watching and listening to a musical performance by Sherri & Ed at their church.  Found Boise to be a beautiful city with tree-lined streets and creeks… lots of walking and biking paths, and parks, lakes and rivers there and nearby!  Tom and I look forward to returning in late April or May to explore their area further before moving to our summer location in Wyoming.
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So, tomorrow we are moving back to Tucson to finish up a few things before leaving the area.  Having some adjustments made to our MCD window coverings, and Tom has a [hopefully] final fitting for his new prosthesis!  Last week yielded a nearly-perfect fit, so we are hopeful that Wednesday will produce all the comfort he is hoping for!

The remainder of March will find us again in Quartzsite for some relaxing and peaceful boondocking in a favorite location before we begin slowly moving north throughout April.  Have enjoyed a mild winter here in the desert southwest, and will continue to enjoy the warming temperatures and this beautiful desert area while transitioning to summer!

Enjoy Spring!  Be well, everyone!  Dianne & Tom 

There is life and such mystery just below the surface as spring is about to burst forth!  The trees look dead, but notice the many buds.  See the tiny green shoots coming through the soil.  Each day is a new vision of renewal.  In the desert or in the mountains… what a special time!!!

10 comments:

  1. NICE job on the table Tom! Looks like the fridge job went well and is well worth it! Enjoy the solitude of the Big Q! We sure did. ;-)

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    1. Thanks! Now back in Tucson for a bit of upgrade to our propane line to fridge... nothing serious, but good service by guy that did the fridge so gigured a bit of backtracking was prudent. Hope to get to Q later this week. :)

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  2. I'm so glad to hear about the new leg. Is he still going to keep the spares for people like me? It was so nice to see you at Escapade.

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    1. Spare parts sometimes come in handy :) Hope your recovery is going well! Yes, nice to see you both. Take care!

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  3. Looks like a great job! Nice to see you again. Be safe in your travels this year and enjoy yourselves.

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    1. Thanks! Always nice to see you both, also! Travel well!

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  4. There Tom goes again.....he is making a habit of being Mister Builder!

    Would love to know more about the refrigerator upgrade.

    So glad that Tom's prosthesis is coming along. I know he is going to be so much more comfortable.

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    1. Our fridge is much improved! Can share more next time our paths cross. Hope you are both doing well!

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  5. Any chance you could stop and see us in Sun City? There's an Elks Club with boondocking in town.

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  6. Was great to have a visit... thank you for the lovely dinner and great hospitality! Love your winter home! Have a great summer, and we will keep our fingers crossed that you can stop in at our campground when traveling north!

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