|That's us on the left -- Pam and Ernie to our left.|
|Our site with our bare orange tree.|
Our first full day in Tucson, Pam and Ernie struck out in search of Christmas decorations and carols. Wayne and I took a ride too, but not in search of holiday spirit. We were just riding to see what downtown Tucson held. We happened upon a restaurant I'd read about late last summer. It's the oldest continuous operating (by one family) Mexican restaurant in America. The name is El Charro Cafe. I want to eat there while we're visiting Tucson but Wayne's pretty burned out on Mexican. We will have to wait and see.
|El Charro Cafe. Wish my friend Joyce was here to eat Mexican with me.|
Pam, Ernie, Wayne and I had Christmas Eve dinner together at Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant which was relaxing and the food was good. I sipped on a particularly good margarita filled with crushed berries.
|My berry margarita concoction. Pam in the background.|
|Our Christmas dinner table.|
|Lexie on the window sill. Ozzie standing on the sofa.|
|By mid-afternoon Lexie had taken her favorite spot at the end of the sofa for a nap.|
After the Christmas potluck dinner, Wayne and I were in for the evening, but not Pam and Ernie. They learned of a neighborhood spectacle of Christmas lights and went to see it. Pam sent this picture to me via text. No, I did not envy her. I was warm in my pajamas by this time.
|Pam and Ernie, our travel pals.|
The Day after Christmas ---- South Arizona weather is downright awful today -- cold and overcast with only a smattering of sunshine to tempt us out for a ride into the foothills for a pizza lunch and then on into the Saddlebrook area just west of Mt. Lemmon. There are new homes there and we toured a few models to kill a cold afternoon. Had a good time, but no interest in a sticks and bricks (or stucco) house for us right now. Still enjoying the RV life too much to even consider it.
The following three pictures are some scenes from the Santa Catalina mountain range I took as we drove to and from Saddlebrook.
|The ominous, low hanging dark clouds tell the whole weather story.|
Mt. Lemmon is in there somewhere I suppose. Haven't really identified it yet.
|Thar's snow in them thar hills!|
See the tiny houses in the valley near the bottom of the photo
The weather was so lousy, in fact, that we began talking about pulling up stakes and heading for Yuma a week early in hopes of finding more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Should we? Could we? We gave it serious consideration, but decided to try a few more days in Tucson to see if our weather luck changes..... I'll be posting developments....