Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Since we are still in the Phoenix area awaiting parts for our camper repairs, we decided to use this time to explore this area of the country.  We had come to Phoenix to visit the Musical Instrument Museum, the Desert Botanical Gardens, and the Heard Museum but there are so many other interesting places here … Continue reading Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Exploring the Verde Valley

A bonus of full timing is that you get to meet people from different places and oftentimes you form lasting friendships and cross paths with those friends quite frequently.  We took our camper to Mesa, which is in the Phoenix area, for some repairs. We knew that our friends, Glenn and Marsha, were camping north … Continue reading Exploring the Verde Valley

An Artist’s Retrospective of the Past Eight Months

We’ve been full timing now for 8 months! Those months have been full of adventures and have flown by.  It’s not been all wine and roses but, on the whole, we have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences that we’ve had on the road.  We feel very fortunate to have had this opportunity and we would not … Continue reading An Artist’s Retrospective of the Past Eight Months

World’s Largest Skydiving Center

Who knew that Eloy, AZ would have a very large skydiving center? This location has places to stay, a restaurant, shops, training centers, packing locations, and a very large vertical wind tunnel. Skydivers world-wide come to Eloy to train and practice in the great weather here. Turns out that the locals go with lawn chairs … Continue reading World’s Largest Skydiving Center

The Civil War in Arizona?

One of the many advantages of full timing is that you are constantly learning, exploring, and discovering new places.  David and I went to Picacho Peak State Park the other day.  It’s been a while since we have been hiking so we thought we would tackle a couple of trails there. It’s only about 20 … Continue reading The Civil War in Arizona?