Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tucson Mountain Park....

We have so many favorite places, and this ranks in the top 10.  We found a cute, quirky little RV Park a couple of years ago, thanks to local friends who canvass for us, and this rates high on that scale as well.  OK, it's the Bar J, but don't tell anyone.  They don't advertise, take reservations or credit cards, and it's pretty much word of mouth through us big mouths!  The spaces are pristine and nicely landscaped with the local saguaro gracing most of them.  Full patios, barbecue tables, and located in a section of ranchitos with lots of animals announcing their presence, off and on during day and night.  There are laundry rooms behind most sites, the washers are free, and there are lots of clotheslines for airing your nice clean sheets.  The weekly rate is $125, with a great monthly rate, and we have frequently parked our rig here for a month or so when in Mexico, or wherever.  Paul just said, Oh, stay where you are and unplug everything...OK!

Nice view, eh!

We are a short distance for some great hiking at Tucson Mountain Park, and a great place to recover from that nasty bug that put me down.  We may have been a bit over-zealous doing one of the loop trails that involved a fair amount of rock-scrambling and mountain climbing, but I made it....barely!

Along the trail

We only stayed for 9 days and spent most of that time getting many RV and car issues resolved.  The motorhome and car went in to the very nice father and son team at Tucson Driveline, to have our Remco lube pump checked out and to replace a very old Blue Ox tow bar.  This lube pump allows us to easily tow our Toyota RAV 4, which is not rated for towing.  We highly recommend their work and prices.

The car went in to Precision Toyota to get some warranty work done, something involving the back suspension,  Poor Howard sat there for the 5 hours it took to complete.  Well, he did a lot of walking and chess playing until his battery ran out.

We had a great visit and dinner with our local friends, Rodger and Sharon, who have very pretty storage shed doors...

Very pretty!

Rodger's work shop for wood-carving

We got mostly caught up on laundry, had a nice prime rib dinner at the local casino, and enjoyed the cool-ish days.  But it was soon time to head to Scottsdale, and some SF spring training games, and meeting up with the Stilley family.  Fun times ahead.

The best way for clean-smelling sheets!

Nice parking at the Bar J

Along our loop

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