Wednesday, Nov. 9 brought us another nice day, sunny, windy and around 74F.
Sounding a bit like a broken record, I know, but we are still pinching ourselves and when something is new to us, I'm going to talk about it!
Aside from the weather being wonderful, Bill and I got up and watched a bit of the fall out from the election before grabbing a quick breakfast and heading into the big city of Tucson.
We knew that it was an hour drive for us so wanted to get a good start on our day. Well, we watched more on the tube than we’d intended so it was 10:15 before we got in the truck. No worries! We’re retired and we had no deadline, no schedule.
|Loved this metal display, so lifelike|
|Arriving in Sonoita|
The 2 lane highways until we got to I-10 are quite nice and the scenery is a joy. Bill did his best not to get dizzy on the winding, and even more winding county road as we de-elevated down about 2000 ft.
Destination: Camping World and we found it easily. We love this store and enjoy the 10+% discount we get on our purchases. We always have a list but wanted to be wise with what we purchased since we know we’ll be near one again before heading home. Only buy what we really need/want and wait and see what the deals at Quartzsite bring in January.
|Beautiful water tower|
So, leaving there, we realized that we were both quite hungry since we’d eaten just a bowl of cereal/oatmeal at 8 am. I know that cereal does not stay with you very long, but we didn't want to take the time to make a fulfilling bacon and eggs meal today.
Neither one of us felt like the same ole same ole fast food like McDonald’s or Wendy’s so set off looking for the advertised Waffle House. Nope, seemed like a wild goose chase and as much I would have liked to try one, our tummies weren’t too patient.
Well, we will just head back towards home and find something along the way. We had to make one stop first. Noticing that the Pima Air and Space Station was just a few short miles down the road, we popped in to see what the admission fees were and what was offered. The time was against us for this day, since it was already past 1 pm and there was a bus and tram tour we could take advantage of if we arrived early in the day. So! Decision made, price checked, we would come back at the beginning of the week to take part in the whole shebang. This looks like a great tour and museum and Bill being the ‘wings’ guy he is, how can we refuse?
We got back on I-10 S and watched for an exit with food. It wasn’t long and we found one for a Freddy’s. Never having been to one of these, we knew it would be something new and looked inviting. Fast food, yes, but different, yes again.
I loved the music, the staff was refreshing and the décor was quaint and you could read all about Freddy while you waited for your food. So I ordered the Original Double Melt Burger on toasted Sour Dough bread and Bill had a gooey wonderful looking cheeseburger, loaded, with our fries and a drink. We were both very pleased with the quick bite and mine was so filling that I brought half of the sandwich home. Yup, it hit the spot!
|another first, Saguaro cactus|
|The Sonoita Inn is a lovely old building|
|Beautiful large homes out in the middle of the desert|
We arrived home around 3 and went through our purchases. One thing we got that will help in organization in the shower is a caddy for our shampoo bottles, etc.
|Funny it doesn't seem so jumbled here|
|But, this is much neater and contained|
It isn’t a big deal but we knew if we found something we liked, that didn’t have to be moved each time we moved, we’d buy it. This one works perfect and it isn’t suctioned to the shower, which in our experiences only last so long.
We wanted a push bar and an aluminum grate for the screen door so found those as well. With a curious puppy who likes to jump up on the screen on occasion, this is going to be a blessing. My handyman is going to have to make a wee adjustment so it fits our wide door but with no other option for size, he’ll make it work.
We also found a small basic Weather Station with a remote for outside and an inside thermometer.
So, that was our day. We didn’t need supper, really, so Bill made a sandwich and I had some yogurt and cheese. We can’t get over how long the evenings are when we come inside so early but managed to find something on tv to watch until 10.
We like rising around 7 and if we go to bed much before then, we’d be wide awake at 6. Even though it is nice and bright out around 6:30, we like the snuggle time to last a little longer.
I hope your day was as enjoyable as ours was. Thank you for reading, I think tomorrow will be another lazy day for this gal!