The Rewards of Weather Patience

Quick water road closures, snow storms and frigid winds this winter make planning a day trip around Tuscon an exercise in patience.  We get lucky on the day we spend the afternoon riding the Catalina Highway up to Mount Lemmon.  Winding between the desert Saguaro’s at the bottom, this road scenically serpentines up to an evergreen forest.

We ride about 60 miles roundtrip from the start of the scenic ride to our turnaround point at the foot of the ski slopes.  Where we are able to summon the fortitude to withstand the cold temps and brisk wind, we stop to admire the views at the frequent pull-offs.  If we had started earlier, we could have eaten at the Iron Door restaurant in the ski village.  But the Iron Door slammed shut in our shivering faces just as we arrived.  As a result, I had to listen to my grumbling stomach all the way back down the mountain.

Before we can venture out for more sightseeing, the weather takes a daunting turn.

Building an Arizona Snowman – gotta make the best of it!

A Visit to Gammons Gulch

Clear, crisp skies greet us on Saturday for a short caravan with fellow campers from our RV park to visit two local attractions.  Our first stop is Gammons Gulch, a western movie set nearby.  Storm enjoys this more than I do as he admires and inspects the collection of old, rusty tools and equipment.  Then, just down the dirt road from the movie set we visit the Forever Home Donkey Rescue sanctuary.  The affable owners there take us on a tour to meet their gentle, donkey guests.

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

2 Replies to “The Rewards of Weather Patience”

  1. Jim & Sandy Dukeman says: Reply

    WOW what a roller coaster with the weather, you folks can honestly say that you have seen it all, at least once. :>) Glad you got to do some entertaining trips during the snow out there. Have a good time, keep em coming and be careful. GOD BLESS

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      We have certainly been lucky. Our weather has only been a slight inconvenience at times. Our friends in Texas found themselves in a terrible hail storm that messed up their vehicles and broke fan covers. I will take a little snow over that anytime!

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