11 months later we are back in CA

I know, I know there are a lot of gaps in our posting.  My biggest excuse is poor internet.  If the sign at the RV park says “Free Internet”, you get what you pay for.  I really thought it would be better, but sadly it is not.

So to recap, we traveled down the east coast and stopped in South Carolina and fell in love with Bluffton which is next to Hilton Head Island.  We loved it so much we purchased a home in Sun City Hilton Head.  It should be done by the beginning of December ’22.  That will be just right for our travel schedule.  We want to spend Thanksgiving in Conn with my family.

We completed all the paperwork in Florida to become Florida citizens and get our concealed carry permits.  Friends from CA flew out to Nashville and we spent a long weekend seeing the sights and sounds of Nashville.  From there we ended up in New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  I have never experienced anything like Mardi Gras.  Meet some wonderful people and had a spectacular experience.  If you want to see some of what we experienced, click here.

From New Orleans we traveled into Texas see see The Houston Space Center, San Antonio and the Alamo, my sister-n-law in Round Rock and my niece in Fort Worth.  Texas gave us a scare as we both got sick with sinus issues that we thought was COVID.  I got it first in San Antonio and Zoe got it in Fort Worth.  We both tested negative for COVID and were told welcome the Texas allergy season.

From Texas we drove west to New Mexico.  The further west we drove the windier and dryer it got.  We made stops in Carlsbad to see the cavern, which is amazing, then Roswell looking for aliens, Alamogordo where White Sands NP is and a space museum.  I also got together with an old high school friend that I had not seen since graduation back in 1976.  We had a great visit.  Then to Deming to the LoW-Hi RV park which is owned by the Loaners-on-Wheels club.  They welcomed us into the group and invited us on their weekly trip into Mexico for lunch.  We did some 4 wheel exploring and visited the only state park named after an invader of the USA, Pancho Villa State Park.  It was the first time the USA ever used tanks in battle.  We also visited City of Rocks State Park and the Gila Cliff Dwellings NM.

Then on to Tucson.  There we drove the Sky Island Scenic Byway, visited the Pima Air and Space museum.  If you are into old airplanes, this is the second largest display of aircraft you can visit.  Then hiked in the Saguaro National Park.  Then it was off to Phoenix and an appointment for Julia to get 6 new tires.  This was one of our largest expenses during our travels so far, but at 17 years old and 30,000 miles I guess it was due.

While in Phoenix we met up with friends from our car group that have moved to Phoenix and that are thinking about moving.  It was a great four days of sightseeing and reuniting with great friends.

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