What We’ve Been Up To

7 January 2016

Hello all, it has been a while!

We are at Catalina State Park and today it is pouring rain and snowing in the mountains. Even with the wet and cold we are enjoying the breathtaking views.

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Shout Out to the Big Horn Sheep Up There Somewhere
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Our View of the Catalina Mountains

Since we have been offline for awhile I’ll recap a few things we have been up to.

While we were in New Mexico we received a call from our realtor letting us know we had buyers for our house. We were so excited because we thought it might take 6-12 months. On 18 November we closed on the house becoming true nomads on wheels. We have been dreaming about being “Full Time RVer’s” for the last three years and here we were.

We left New Mexico and headed back to Bisbee and Sierra Vista Arizona. We were lucky to get a site at the very popular RV Park Apache Flats at the base of the Huachuca Mountains on the Fort Huachuca. It is a beautiful park with views of the mountains and the San Pedro Valley. Weather wise we still had freezing weather at night and it snowed!!! I’m not sure when we will find shorts and sandal weather.

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Snow at our Apache Flats Site

 

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View of the Huachuca Mountains

It was great to visit with some of our friends but due to a maintenance appointment in Tucson we did not have time to get with everyone we wanted to see. We plan on returning to Sierra Vista next fall to be able to spend more time with our friends.

After leaving the Sierra Vista/Bisbee area we went to the Tucson KOA to keep our appointment at Lazy Days RV. We had some annual maintenance completed and replaced the microwave. The microwave had a dangerous problem of not turning off when we opened the door. Very scary!!! Of course we had breakfast at Sunny Daze Cafe while there.

Lisa flew out of Tucson on 18 December to visit her family in Dallas for the holidays. She had a wonderful visit except for the tornado barreling through the North side of Dallas coming very close to her Mom’s house. That night was spent sitting in the hallway with her Mom and big Sis for 1/2 an hour. Pepper and I were very happy to pick Lisa up at the Tucson Airport on the 28th far away from tornado alley.

During Lisa’s absence, I moved from the KOA to our current location, Catalina State Park. This park has been a favorite of ours since our early RVing days. We would recommend it to anyone. For a great Park review read Nina’s at Wheelingit. Our first site was one that backed in and only had neighbors on one side. This area has a wealth of wildlife, Coyotes, Javelina, Mountain Lions, Bears, Big Horn Sheep (transplanted in the last few years) and many other critters.  One animal we try not to surprise at night are skunks.  Of course, Pepper wants to chase those.  I shudder at the thought of a Skunk with a hair trigger. UGH!!!  It is also a great place for Bird Lovers.

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Campground B Site 12 Next to Hiking Trails

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Western Meadowlark near site 12

We planned on leaving on 2 January to boondock near Blythe or Quartzite, but due to El Nino the weather is no better or worse than here.  So we are going to wait out the rain at Catalina SP and head towards Yuma on 11 January.

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5 January Picture of the Catalina Mountains

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5 January

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12 thoughts on “What We’ve Been Up To

  1. John williams January 17, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Lisa and Connie, I just now read all the post older newer. I am so happy that all three of you are enjoying your new life. Please keep the posts up it add spice to a rather boring life here at home. Love and hugs John

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    • arizonalizards January 17, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      I would say your life has been anything but boring the last few months. Love you.

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  2. Bonnie and Chris January 12, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    hi guys it’s great to hear where you are and what you have been doing . The pictures of the mountains covered with snow are beautiful! Also, loved your bird pictures Lisa from your last post!!!!!
    happy new year and happy traveling you two.

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    • arizonalizards January 12, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks, Bonnie and Chris. Really hope we get to are you this spring/summer.

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  3. Eddie January 8, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Amazing pictures of the mountains. I am so jealous of the sights y’all will see. I want pics of Javelinas, mt lions etc….not just the beautiful birds, Lisa Williams.

    Love you guys

    Eddie

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    • arizonalizards January 8, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      We have only seen monster sized rabbits (and you think Texas has big ones), and skunks – we were to busy running from the skunks to stop for a picture.

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  4. Vickie Becker January 8, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Miss you guys. So glad the tornado missed Lisa’s mom’s house. I grew up with those things roaring over. Carl and I are in Oceano this week, birding festival at Morro Bay next week. Afterward, we will head back south to meet up with our caravan in Chula Vista by 2/1 or thereabouts.

    Happy New Year!

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    • arizonalizards January 8, 2016 / 6:35 pm

      Hi Guys,
      Miss you also. Yep, at least growing up I didn’t hear the warning sirens, they were scary. Looks like you had an amazing Christmas and New Years. You know I am jealous about Morro Bay, Connie not so much. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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  5. Cathy Streight January 8, 2016 / 3:55 am

    So happy to hear from you, hope Connie is enjoying her birthday! Have fun, ladies!

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    • arizonalizards January 8, 2016 / 5:55 am

      Thank you Cathy. Connie had a good birthday, well as good as the rain would allow.

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  6. Brenda and Matthew January 8, 2016 / 3:37 am

    Hay. Just got home from work and was happy to see your post. So happy you two are living your dream.

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    • arizonalizards January 8, 2016 / 5:54 am

      Thanks Brenda. The only problem is we miss our good friends like you and Matthew.

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