Rolling out from a week of boondocking in Yuma Arizona, we made our way east across I-8 and I-10 into Tucson. We had a 2-week stay at one of Thousand Trails Trails Collection of resorts, the Voyager RV Resort, east of town. Marc’s sister and brother-in-law live there, and travel part-time in their RV, spending winters in their house on the property.
We were parked in a gravel parking lot with full hookups and a small picnic table. There are no trees in this part of the Resort, and I believe these spaces are basic spots for short-term visitors. The resort is huge, has amazing amenities, and caters to the winter snowbirds. You can see more about Voyager here.
We worked, did a bit of sightseeing with family and had dinner with a work colleague and his wife. The only disappointment with our stay in Tucson was the wind. It was fairly windy almost every day were here there, and unusually cool for the area.
One fun thing: the local Tucson Concert Band, a 65-member volunteer orchestra, performed at the Resort and we bought tickets to enjoy the evening. It was delightful! The Resort has a large ballroom for functions, and it was filled to the brim with more than 250 people. Because it was December, most of the concert was made up of Christmas music, but there were some other tunes thrown in, as well as a sing-a-long of Christmas carols. It was a great way to get into the holiday mood!
After two weeks, we prepped and rolled east into New Mexico, where we headed to spend Christmas with family members in the small town Alowetta grew up in – Portales. Small town, America!
We spent the rest of December and the 1st week of January there, celebrating Christmas and, as a special treat, keeping 2 of our grandsons with us because they were out of school for a couple of weeks.
We were cold! (as low as 19 degrees at night) and the wind blew a lot (seems to be a theme with us this winter), and yet we made lots of fun memories. You can read more about one of our trips here.
We met up with our kids (the boys parents) in Big Spring Texas, and then rolled onto Kerrville for a one-night layover and into Victoria Texas, where we decided to spend the rest of January.
Slowly clicking off the winter, hopefully in warmer places!