We were up about 7:30 yesterday, which is only about three hours earlier than usual for us, and after checking e-mail and relying to the most urgent, we started getting ready to leave the Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park. But since we only had 116 miles to go, we were in no hurry.
It was about 10:30 when we finally pulled out, drove north 27 miles on Interstate 10 and then took Ina Road 4 miles east to Oracle Road (State Route 77). We followed it north to State Route 79, the Pinal Pioneer Parkway, and then took it north through Florence to U.S. Highway 60 and on into Apache Junction. We arrived at Santa Fe RV Park about 1 p.m. and discovered that somebody was already parked in the site they had assigned to us, but that was no problem, they had penciled us into another one.
We got backed into our site in one pass, which impressed one of the neighbors because Terry and I have been doing it so long that we have it down to a science. Soon after we were settled in, another neighbor, Jack Robson from Manitoba, Canada came over and introduced himself. Jack is a regular blog reader and I hope we get to chat again while we’re here.
My daughter Tiffany and her husband Scott were down from the White Mountains for a test Scott needed to take for his job, and once that was done they came to see us. Anytime I can spend with Tiffany is always fun and after hugs all the way around, we visited for a while, and then took them to dinner at #1 Eastern Super Buffet, a great Chinese buffet that we try to visit at least once when we’re in town.
After dinner we went back to the motorhome, where Tiffany and Scott told us about the house and ten acres they recently bought outside of Show Low. The place is fenced and cross-fenced and backs up to state trust land. Scott has been busy putting in an RV site for us, and he’s also built me a 100-yard rifle range that ends at the bottom of a small mountain for a safe backstop. The kids said they want to give us plenty of reasons to visit often and stay long. Like those grandkids of ours weren’t enough of an incentive?
It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Last Call, a Bill Travis mystery by my friend, bestselling author George Weir. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
The other day I told you about 9 More Killer Thrillers, the new anthology that I am part of, along with bestselling authors Russell Blake, Melissa F. Miller, L.T. Ryan, John L. Betcher, Luke Romyn, Claude Bouchard, Michael Wallace, and M.J. Rose. Available on Amazon, Nook, and other e-book venues, this compilation of nine full length novels for just 99¢ is climbing up the charts because it’s too good a deal to pass up. Get yours today!
Thought For The Day – If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.