Huachuca City, Arizona
On Wednesday, Dec. 4th Bill and I were up just after 6:30. It had been a pleasant evening for sleeping and a warm wake up. It was 51F outside but still quite dark so I waited for 15 minutes for it to lighten up. Bill had his coffee and then offered to go with me, which I thought was very sweet. There was some very light rain drops but we figured we would be fine in our hoodies.
|Our drive to Tucson was one of beautiful scenery|
Before we got too far, the rain got heavier so we turned back and headed for home. Good thing as it came down pretty heavy after minutes of us walking in the door. We chatted about the day and since it was raining opted to leave Tombstone until tomorrow, a nicer day. Jo-Anne and Bob agreed and after a breakfast of bacon and eggs, Bill drove to Tucson for some shopping. Our friends had never been at Camping World so that was our first stop.
|The flag at Camping World|
is one of the biggest we've seen
Sorry for the reflection from the window
|We drove by this huge amusement park|
We all found a few things that would be great for the rv’s and then we drove further on to the Sam’s Club. Bill and I were checking out something on our Christmas list and although no decision was made yet, we found a few grocery items that we needed. Bob and Jo-Anne also managed to find a few things they couldn’t leave without. We didn’t really have any other place to go so other than filling Black Beauty with fuel, we ate at Denny’s for lunch.
|Palm trees means we are closer to where we want to be|
|Tacos and dip|
|Jo-Anne's big salad|
It was late, 1:30, so we knew that if we wanted to partake in ribs back at Quail Ridge, we shouldn’t pig out too much. Easier said than done. I ordered ½ order of Taco chips and dip. It was certainly big enough but I managed to get through most of it before calling it quits. It was delicious, even with the little bit of a bite. The boys had burgers and Jo-Anne had a huge salad. We laughed at the size of it. She does love her greens!
|Some sights along the drive home|
We left there and when we were almost home, around 3 pm, I got a text from our friends Ken and Kim. They were asking where Happy Hour was which gave us all a laugh as that meant they were checking in at the park, waiting for us. When we arrived home, they walked over to say hello and to exchange hugs. I can’t tell you how nice it is to see them. Ken says it has been 4 months!!! I’m so glad this worked out that our paths crossed.
|I missed the Sonoita sign|
and almost missed this familiar western sighting
After putting stuff away, the 4 of us took our chairs over to their site and caught up. I know Jo-Anne was very anxious to meet fellow rv’ers and ones who live so close to them back home.
When the rain started, Kim invited us all inside their motor home to carry on with the ‘happy-houring’. 😊 Not much stops us from having a good time. We parted ways after a lot of laughs and plans were made for the next couple of days. Bill and Bob walked over to the red trailer and ordered ribs with 15 minutes to spare before they closed. We got ½ rack.
|And a wee bit of a rainbow over the trailer next door|
to our Happy Hour location
When Bill brought them back, we decided we sure didn’t need anything else along with it. It was plenty to fill us after our lunch today. They were delicious!! Probably some of the best pork ribs I’ve ever tasted and that was without added sauce! We cleaned up dishes and I realized that I hadn’t started a post yet. Woops! Too much fun! First, I emailed my cousin the information she needed for the family tree and then set to work.
|Bill, Jo-Anne, Kim, Bob, Ken|
|Ribs - terrific ribs|
This has been an awesome day from beginning to end. It is great to spend time with our friends, Bob and Jo-Anne and also great that we’ve reunited with our Ontario friends from back home. Just the short time we’ve spent with you already this afternoon, Kim and Ken, confirms the joy we feel about having you two as our friends.
|Good night from Quail Ridge RV Resort|
Thank you for your visit today too!