Saturday, December 31, 2016

Finally in Tucson, Arizona

Saturday, December 31. 2016 New Year’s Eve

Had a little rain pattering on the roof this morning when Yuma and I woke up.  Nice pleasant on and off sprinkles.  Slept in till 8 o’clock mountain time, so I must have been tired.  At least I am on time zone time now already.

After taking Yuma for a walk and having breakfast, I ran into the Walmart and bought 10 pounds of ice and a turkey baster tin foil pan to put it in and placed it in the fridge.  It is now the icebox till I get the propane leak fixed.

We left Deming, New Mexico heading for the Tucson, Arizona, 220 miles West on I-10.  Beautiful drive and the road was great.  Wasn’t sure what I would hit by the way of mountains, but they were not bad.  It was only a 4 hour drive with the stops we made.  It rained on and off as we went, but the sun came out at times as well.  Can’t complain.

Here are some of the views I had driving along.  There I am.








Finally leaving New Mexico and entering Arizona,




Beautiful country to drive in.  Lifts my spirits the further West I drive.

Arrived at the Casino Del Sol parking lot around 2 in the afternoon in Tucson.  It is so nice to park the RV and let out the slides and striaghten up a bit. 


The weather is nice with a few sprinkles and sun.  Even had a rainbow over the RV.  I think things are looking up.


We took a walk down to the entrance of the casino and we could hear the band playing.  They are getting ready for a big time tonight. 



I was worried that when I got here, I would find they had booted all the RVers out to make room for patrons, but they did not.  The back parking lot is full of RVs.


I guess they let you stay for as long as you want.  Some of the RVs here look like they are set up for the winter.

Plans are to start making calls on Monday to RV repair shops here in Tucson and see if I can get an appointment to fix the generator and the propane leak.  I’m hoping when I look under the RV, I will just see a loose fitting and do that myself.  We shall see.

Since my son-in-law, Evan and I put the inverter in, I will figure that out on my own, with a few phone calls to Evan for advice.  I can always work with what I have if need be. (The extension cord out the window trick.)

Have a Great New Year!  See you soon.


  1. Happy New Year! I'm surprised about the slides. Beautiful pics of your drive to Tucson! Your beard is coming in nicely! ๐Ÿ™„

    1. Thanks Dolly. Had to pick up a hitchhiker to take the picture. Just kidding. My own great service.

  2. So glad you are in Tucson - should be lots of RV repair places and maybe you will get it figured out yourself. Saguaro National Park is nearby on both east and west sides of city with so much desert beauty all around. Happy New Year !

    1. Sounds like you've been here before. Read tonight's blog. Things are looking up.

      I may just have to drive the jeep around and take a look at this area.

  3. Happy New Year!

    Celebrating the Dance

  4. Happy New Year! I'm surprised about the slides. Beautiful pics of your drive to Tucson! Your beard is coming in nicely! ๐Ÿ™„