Suffice it to say, my desire to keep up with this blog has lacked this summer, for good reason...we are having far too much fun to bother with it most days! But, I do take photos everywhere we go and I do like to review them periodically...and keep track of where we've been and what we've been up to, mostly for our own purpose, but also for those who might be interested/curious about Airstream living and/or a full-time travel lifestyle!
We are loving it, for the record! If you are interested in more up to date info, find us on Instagram and say hello!
We started the month of March off in Picacho Peak, south of Phoenix...and we liked this spot more than we anticipated, so we moved campsites a couple of times, in order to accomodate the reservations they had coming in and out, and we stayed 9 nights! It was quiet, lots of great options for hiking and biking, close to Phoenix and Tucson; for baseball games, art fairs and general meandering...and, close to the Scottsdale Airstream dealership...for what takes place later in the month!
|We miss the trees...but man oh man the weather is gorgeous...|
|And the sunsets are amazing!|
|Casa Grande Ruins|
|Tucson street art|
|This mission is a work of art itself.|
|Mission San Xavier del Bac|
|Love a good Airstream window reflection!|
|There is not much better in life, especially for this guy.|
|If you recognize this arrow you've probably been to IKEA a time or two...!|
|Yep...we bought a new Airstream!|
|Across from ASU in Tempe, we rented some bikes for a meander along the river!|
|A student took this photo and offered it to us as we walked by!|
|A sunset sky (edited) in Mesa...we parked at Mesa Spirit RV, where we purchased a Thousand Trails pass...|
|And...we were getting ready for a MOVE!|
|Gracie and Gracie Lou!|
|We traded Gracie in...|
|And had a huge mess to figure out! So much for living simply...where did all of this stuff come from?!|
|Oh my gosh, this was the saddest thing ever... Bye Gracie! We love you!|
|Still 4000 Rivets! Now in a 30' RB International! (See our page introducing her!)|
|One day and hours and hours of rearranging...and we have made Gracie Lou feel like home!|
|Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park|
|Sedona! Devils Bridge|
|Chapel of the Holy Cross|
|On the way to Page!|
We spent the entire month in central Arizona! We had thought we'd go explore in New Mexico...and it's definitely on our list (White Sands, Santa Fe, Albequerque, Bosque del Apache, etc...next time!) but the upgrade in our Airstream kind of took over our schedule this go around! And, we are loving the new digs!
The highlights...we enjoyed Picacho quite a bit, close enough to the city(s) to have plenty to do...and quiet enough to enjoy doing nothing! (Mike hiked to the peak on the Hunter trail...a winding, challenging hike that offers 360 degrees views of the desert valley floor.) We only spent a day in Tucson but that was a really fun day, love the artsy funky vibe there (and the Sonoran Hot Dogs!)! We met up with new friends, the Kenney's, in Casa Grande for a day...we had corresponded with them over the past year, about their experiences/solar, etc...but we had a great chance to actually meet them! Sedona was really cool, but also super crowded...we preferred Prescott and the Watson Lake area.
We'll be back!