December 25, 2019-January 15, 2020
Our Christmas was quiet as we celebrated it at Kartchner Caverns SP with no friends or family. We realized we want to be near family or friends for this holiday. Our plans for next year are to head to Gulf Waters right after we close our Christmas tree lot and celebrate with our GW family.
It was cold and snowy at Kartchner but we did manage to get a hike in, we had not taken the Ocotillo Loop trail before so we got out on the trail on one of the nice days.
Our friends Alex and Paul were in Tucson and would be leaving the day we arrived so one afternoon they made the short drive to Benson and we met up at a wonderful Mexican restaurant. Two and a half hours later after lots of laughter and a great meal we bid them goodbye. Not sure when we’ll see them again. Thanks guys for coming to see us and for a great meal.
On the 28th we made the big more to Catalina State Park on the northwest side of Tucson. We’d been there and were glad to go back for another short visit.
Soon after arriving we headed to Gold Canyon to see our friends, Curt and Glenda, what better way to celebrate the end of one year than with great friends. A wonderful Mexican dinner at a local restaurant than an evening of catching up, a bit of planning for our upcoming adventures followed by lots of card playing. Had so much fun none of us took any pictures.
We did a first-day hike, around 6 miles with a 950’ elevation gain. The Cross-Cut, Prospector and Jacob’s Trail got us away from the crowds and provided us with some expansive views. A great way to start off 2020.
Knowing the sites in the park we were leery of what our site would be like. Site 501 is a decent sized site with the utilities in a very workable position, unlike the first site we had 2 years ago. We currently have no one on our door side, which makes it feel larger than it is.
Site 501, sites are close together but at
$543/month it's workshad dinner at a few of our favorite place and we’ve been to an RV show put on by La Mesa RV here in Phoenix.
Zeta's Grill-Lebanese Cooking
El Encanto-Cave Creek
Until next time...