Seems we got out of the Roper just in time, Rose called and said she has the flu and Kay has pneumonia. It was nice of Rose to call and alert us to the exposure, we will stay alert and hopefully healthy. We wish them the best and a speedy recovery.
Our first stop after leaving Roper was not to far, we landed at Gilbert Ray County Park in Tucson. We were catching up with Nancy and Al coworkers from Custer.
As things go after not moving for four months we encountered a issue with the jacks not seeming to have enough power to raise the rv off the truck. So I plugged in to the electric and that seemed to help. I will have to get the batteries tested under load to see if they are bad. Just like the old house things can and will go wrong.
We got a nice close sight to Al and Nancy and after setting up had a nice catch up session with them. Nancy provided us with a tasty lasagna dinner and more good conversation after that.
Gilbert Ray is a pretty campground in Tucson Mountain Park with saguaro cactus everywhere. It has 75 sites and they enforce a seven day maximum stay. One issue we encountered was it only contained 30 amp sites and our surge protector continued to flash low voltage and kicked out a few times. I would think this could be a big issue if air conditioners were needed a lot. As it was it was warm enough but we were away most of the day. The park is at a great location just 1/2 mile from Old Tucson and a couple miles from Saguaro National Park.
Tuesday Wendy and I headed out to tour Old Tucson,( Al and Nancy had already done this). Old Tucson is one of the most famous western movie sets and was used for over 300 film and television productions. It has been used since 1939 for film classics as Rio Bravo, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Tombstone to name only a couple. Popular TV series Little House on the Prairie and The High Chaparral also filmed parts there.
|2nd story added for The Three Amigoes|
|Golden Gate Mountain in background|
Later we chatted some more and Al offered to take us up to a mountain pass that is well known for great sunsets. We hit it pretty good with a few clouds and got some great shots.
|Sitting on a CCC building waiting for sunset|
|Wendy spied the only flower on a saguaro we saw|