It's about time.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

What Happen To The Weather, Not What We Expected, Special Celebration and Another Change Of Plans.

Our Location today is Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. 

Even though the winds we were experiencing yesterday had quieted down somewhat by the time we went to bed we could still hear our slide topper flapping slightly in the wind. We were both sleeping quite soundly until minutes before 6:00 in the morning Arizona Time when the sound of the Wind and Driving Rain sounded like a drum on our roof. We both realized immediately what it was and just rolled over to catch a couple more hours of sleep. 
This Mornings Sky at 10:00.
Getting up just before 8:00 there didn’t seem to be much light in our bedroom as has been the norm. When I started opening the Window Shades the only thing that could be seen in the sky were heavy black clouds. Checking our Electronic Thermometer on the wall it indicated it was 48 F (9 C) inside our trailer. We had just been experiencing summer like temperatures for the last two weeks and now we were suddenly getting early spring-like cold temps. This was definitely a Long Pants and Jacket day. 

After having our breakfast, we had a short amount of time that we spent on the Computers checking over our E-mail and morning Blogs. We soon had to pack things up and head out to Old Pueblo Hall where we wanted to get some Ideas.  
The seminar we sat in on was Fun RVing with Ham Radios. It turned out to be another type of communication device that we would have to get Licensed to use by knowing how to use the equipment. Heck we don’t even do Texting on Smart Phones. It would be more reliable then the Internet but the people you are communicating with would also have to be Ham Operators. There would also be added expenses involved when buying the equipment. By the end of the Seminar we both agreed that this was not for us as we are trying to find ways to simplify our lives and to start enjoying what is around us. 

Back Home we had a simple Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a couple of Shortbread Cookies for dessert. When lunch was finished we had each our own chores to do. Kathy busied herself cleaning the inside of the trailer in an attempt to rid our Home of all these Stickers we keep tracking in. She likes going barefoot inside but has been finding those things the hard way. I went outside to pack away our Weber Q and Camping Chairs before removing our X-Chocks and storing them. 

Just about that time Kathy informed me the Fridge had stopped working and was giving the message NO LP. It was a simple fix all I had to do was turn on the other LP Tank. With the Fridge back up and running I started to prep the back of the truck for towing in the morning and guess what was there. Having run out of Propane due to the cold temperatures we had invested in another 30lb Propane Tank so we had a full one in the back of the truck. 

I was in the process of switching out the empty tank when our neighbour Vic came over and started talking. We ended up comparing our Solar Panel Systems, Batteries and then talking about LEDs. Forty-five minutes had passed before I finished my chores. 
Seeing Jan and Bill Mains for the last time this Season.
Our daytime high was 63 F ( 17 C) when we headed off to Thurber Hall for the Closing Ceremonies at 3:00. The Volunteer Prizes were drawn as well as the announcement of the Chili Cook-off Winners. The Grand Prize was also drawn before the final announcements and the Farewell Song. 
Escapade 2018
With this cooler weather, the depleting food stocks in our fridge and the fact that the Weber Q had already been stored we returned to La Cantina Restaurant and Garden for supper. We checked the menu and just managed to get our order in when it seemed that lots of others got the same idea and the place just filled up. 
Kathy wants to bring those mountains home with us.
Leaving there we walked in the direction of the main road looking for the signs to the Dump-Out Station we’ll use in the morning. According to the Map supplied when we registered for the Escapade, we should have been able to drive straight there around the inside of the fence. What we actually saw is you nearly have to exit the Fairgrounds in order to get there and with our luck there will be a long line up by the time we get there. 

Walking back towards Home we stopped at the RV Dealer’s last Happy Hour and enjoyed a soft drink along with many others. We even looked in a few “A” Class units and actually saw a nice one but would have to win a Lottery to be able to afford it. 
We'll Miss these views.
Back Home Kathy was working on setting up the GPSs with while I store a few other things and then started writing our Blog. Just before 7:00 we put our Jackets on and were headed back towards Old Pueblo Hall. The breeze had picked up and we felt frozen by the time we got there. We thought we would have looked strange wearing our Hoodies under our Jackets but when we arrived we realized that we would not have been alone. 
Kay under the 90 surrounded by her Family
The reason we were at the Old Pueblo Hall was to join the rest of the Escapees that were present to help celebrate Kay Peterson’s 90th Birthday. It was Kay and Joe Peterson that started the Escapees RV Club thirty-nine years ago. She is still quick-witted and is a wealth of information but she will admit that in no way could she have ever imagined the Escapees Organization growing to what it is today. Kay is referred to as SKP # 1. Kathy and I became SKP # 106,709 in September 2010 and have heard some that were much higher at this Escapade. 
Kay is busy Autographing a book she recently authored.
With all the research that Kathy has been doing our plans have once again changed. As a matter of a fact she finally realized that some of the places she wants us to go to will just have to wait until we come back in the Fall. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

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  1. Burrrrr. That was quite a change in weather. I'm glad the refrigerator was an easy fix. We had a light on ours the other day and we think the door didn't get closed tight. Thankfully it's gone now.

  2. Sounds like a nice last day. Safe Travels, we will look forward to seeing the route and places you stop on your trek East.

  3. Glad you had a good time at the Escapade. We must try one of those one day. Safe travels and try and avoid any extreme weather.