Tucson Mountain Park via Tandem

Yeehaw! We drove to the Tucson Mountain Park today to nab a ride on our Santana tandem.

Steve retrieves the tandem from the bike rack.

We only went 8 miles as we are in the process of getting back in bicycling shape. Originally we wanted to ride in Saguaro National Park, but their staff at the Visitor Center advised against it with the narrow road and heavy amount of vehicular traffic.

We had the road virtually to ourselves.

We are thankful that they suggested Tucson Mountain Park. There was one SUV and several bikes. Otherwise we had the road to ourselves.

A saguaro forest and a plethora of other cacti and desert vegetation filled the landscape!

The landscape was thick with stately saguaro cacti. Is it possible to call this a saguaro forest?

Until next time…

Happy Trails!



Happy Valentines Day 2020!

Happy Valentines Day, 2020!

I couldn’t resist revisiting a fun photo of two youngsters!

We are ready to leave Steve’s parents’ home in Omaha! Brand new backpacks, tent, stiff leather hiking boots, and a sense of adventure are ready to go!

We have experienced some grand adventures since our first backpacking trip in the Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness area of Colorado in 1975! It was probably August, we need to review old letters that we exchanged prior to the trip to determine the date. (Phone calls were expensive, no technology existed such as internet, email, texting)! Steve’s Dad made the photo of us with my Kodak Instamatic that used 110 cartridges!  Steve was 21 and I was 19. Just kids!

Fast forward 44 years and here we are at the Maroon Bells area! Not much has changed, right? Same rugged and beautiful mountains!

The second one was 44 years later, July 2019, at Maroon Bells in Colorado after an early evening hike. (The night before we began our 1975 backpacking trip we camped in the Maroon Bells Campground). Let’s see, Steve is 65 and I am 63 in this photo!

A quick trip down memory lane! Happy Valentines Day everyone!


Evening Sunset Reflections

Howdee. Just a quick post that I am attempting using my Google Pixel smartphone in lieu of a laptop. We even have great cellphone service where we are currently located in Arizona! Woohoo!

I am taking a 30-day break from Facebook with hopes of posting more frequently to our blog.

Evening Sunset Reflections in the Arizona Desert

We are loving winter in Arizona in our 4-season 2018 Nash 26N by Northwood Manufacturing of LaGrande, Oregon!  This evening’s sunset and a nearby Saguaro cactus, provided us with a perfect photo opportunity in the desert.

We have been full-time RVing for 18 months. Time flies! Tranquility the Trailer, our abode on wheels with its 250 square feet and a fantastic floorplan, continues to be a reliable and cozy home.

Thank you to Northwood Manufacturing and the dealership where we purchased, D&D RV in Helena, Montana in April 2018!