Gilbert Ray Campground in Tucson was our favorite stop. Operated by Pima County, the fabulous setting is atop a hill overlooking saguaro in every direction. We are very glad Joni didn’t have a rattlesnake encounter. Here we are: Just a mile away is the extraordinary Sonora Desert Museum. This lovingly created mostly outdoor museum guides you along paths through desert flora and fauna condensed into a few acres. The museum advances a strongly ecological theme depicting riparian habitats, long gone, where lived river otters, beavers, herons, and fish.
We’ve been traveling through Texas for the last two days. My friend who grew up here told me to be on the look out for big hair and armadillos. We are proud to say we have seen both. Everything is big in this state including the Texas shaped waffle Lewis had for breakfast this morning. Oil rigs, truckers, cowboy hats… …it’s all here.
We’ve named our RV “Silver Bullet” because it was ordered by someone who ended up not buying. They ordered it with custom paint: all silver with no running shoe swooshes. We like that; apparently, most RV buyers don’t. Our motto: We may not be going fast, but we are not standing still. #NotStandingStill
We arrived in Nokomis, Florida to pick up our RV: a Leisure Travel Serenity. This is the start of a new, very American adventure. We will travel 3700 miles. Along the way, we will pick up a new wire-haired dachshund puppy in Pearl, Mississippi. He or she will accompany us the rest of the way to his or her new home in the Pacific Northwest. Will he or she lose his or her barking accent?