high fives all around
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Spent the night in Flagstaff at a buddies driveway. I had to work but it was still very nice and quiet. Although it did get a little cold and the water line connecting our fresh water tank to our pump partially froze.
The dogs slept well and were ready to roll in the late morning:
We rolled out and had planned on stopping for lunch at Green in Phoenix. Unfortunately Phoenix traffic was horrendous at 2:30pm so we had to keep on moving. We ended up stopping at the rest area south of Phoenix on I-10 for PBnJ’s.
We rolled into Tucson a bit after 5pm and just enough time to relax a minute before my night shift started.
We are parked at Kate’s brothers house for a few weeks. The weather is so much nicer here. 70’s!
I got my new iPhone Xr and have been playing with portrait mode.
It’s that time
We aren’t leaving forever
It’s just a bit too cold
For this trailer and desert rats
We will be back
But until it’s warmer
We will be south of here
That’s a pretty crude poem but practice makes perfect and besides I’m not charging for this content.
So today we left Mancos and Grassland to head south for the winter. Our plan is to spend some time in Tucson and Phoenix. Then head west to Havasu and then further south to Mexico.
Last night was chilly. The furnace ran most of the night. At least until it ran out of propane. So then the fresh water tank or tubes froze a bit and the water pump wasn’t working so well. So we hand sandwiches for breakfast as they require no water to make and little washing afterwards.
Kate had coffee with our friend Kelli and her little one Rayne. He isn’t even a year old yet but seems huge.
We locked up the gate and bid farewell. Until New Years Eve anyway but we won’t bring the trailer up for that.
Our plan today was to make it to Flagstaff and spend the night in a friends driveway. The drive took us through Kayenta in the Navajo Nation in the northeast corner of AZ.
The scenery in this area is like being on another planet. The roads are a little bumpy but not as bad as most roads on the east coast.