Courtyard By Marriott Tucson Airport
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... near Tucson for a couple of days at Gilbert Ray County Campground. We'll visit a couple of our favorite places and share them with you with The Blog and photos on Flickr.
We had a bit of a storm Saturday night, followed by amazing sunset. I got a few shots of it as it evolved and ask that you comment on your favorite. It's calm and sunny this morning at this peaceful place.
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... by last night’s rather poor sleep between an active railway line and the interstate, we chose a campground that was listed in the camping guide as “nothing but peace and quiet”. It required a bit of navigational maneuvering to find it, peace and quiet being off the beaten track. Maps are great for long distance but there is nothing like mustering the electronic forces of the GPS on the i-phone to set down the little red pin at the right address and then ...
The next morning started slowly and then all at once. We woke up and talked about how windy the night had been and how it almost rocked the van. Chris always gets up first, gets dressed and goes to the bathroom. He opened the blinds on his side of the van only to see a nice fresh layer of snow covering the window. We were both pretty shocked since the night before had been warm and there was no snow in the forecast for this area or anywhere nearby, that's why ...
... motel. Alturas is just a fairly quiet small town--not a destination in itself-- but it's a convenient stopover town before beginning the 2-day slog back to Tucson.
The last couple of days of traveling home, through Nevada and then AZ, were not enjoyable, but not expected to be, and everything went OK. Just a long slog home. I would not recommend driving to AZ from OR via the Nevada Hwy 95 route on west side of NV... it's hundreds of miles ...
... although the temperatures are very cold, the speed caused tremendous heat, and if the pilot had to eject, he'd need to be protected. Once, a pilot had to eject, and he had no knowledge of hitting the eject, the first thing he recalls is hurtling towards earth, but his visor was frosted. He felt a tug, and knew his parachute had deployed. He also knew that happens at 15,000' so he was able to flip up his visor. He was ...