From Denver, CO

The weather was the big news today.  We left Albuquerque at 10:15 this morning and the temperature was 56°.  We had planned to head for Falcon, Colorado today and skirt around Denver, but when we checked the forecast for both locations, Denver was at least going to be above freezing tonight.  At one point today, we almost despaired of getting here. Continue reading

…Get set…Go!

Mark’s last day at work was last Saturday and mine was today.  Mark has been doing things to the RV to prepare for our trip to the frozen north.  He resealed the roof, patched leaks, caulked, put our new (to us) topper over the bedroom slide out, and began packing things back into the basement of the RV. Continue reading

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

The one thing my father has most wanted Mark and I to see before we leave Tucson (the town, not the dog) is the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.  You may recall we set out to go once before and we got side-tracked by Old Tucson.  We realized that it was now or never, so we went this afternoon in honor of Dad. Continue reading

From Phoenix, AZ

Last night I learned that there is a training I need to attend tomorrow at 1:00 pm, so we pushed today to get to Phoenix.  We left Wheeler Ridge this morning at 9:05 am.  The temperature was 59°.  We try to avoid Los Angeles as much as possible even in the best of times, so today we came up with our own route to I-10. Continue reading

From Wheeler Ridge, CA

We drove in a haze today, literally.  We left Galt at 9:30 am and the temperature was 52°.  It got quite warm the further south we drove. Wheeler Ridge is just south of the junction of I-5 and Hwy 99, north of Los Angeles.  We arrived at the truck stop here around 3:30 pm in 70° weather.  I have a feeling I won’t be wearing sweaters again until we get back up to Wisconsin!  Here are today’s pictures: Continue reading