Mountains with Friends

Current Location: Van Horn KOA, Van Horn, Texas

On Saturday morning, we made another run to Goodwill (our second in as many days) to drop off extra stuff we don’t need in the trailer. We figure we’ve dropped two or three hundred pounds of stuff off. We’ve also sorted out some items that will go to other family members and we’ll drop them off in Alabama next week until we can deliver them.

We also picked up a couple more items from Camping World that we needed. We also stopped by Lowe’s and got some wire rack shelving to put in our laundry closet to replace the questionable wood ones that are in there now. We didn’t get those mounted yet. After our shopping trip, we stopped by the trailer and grabbed the camera. We then met our friends Becky and Jeremy and their children at a coffee shop in north Tucson.

We loaded in our respective vehicles and headed up the windy road from the valley that Tucson is nestled in and ended up at over 8,000 ft. altitude at Mt. Lemmon. We stopped and did a little souvenir shopping after grabbing a light snack. We stopped on the way up and back down to grab some pictures (included below). We headed onto the Air Force base with Becky and Jeremy and visited with them at their trailer until fairly late in the evening. We said our goodbyes and drove back to our trailer.

This morning, we packed everything up, hitched up and headed out around 8:30 AM on our continuing eastward trek. We drove a fairly long distance today and stopped in Van Horn, Texas at the KOA we stayed in on the way out west last month. We gained two time zones on the way. Arizona is in the Mountain Time Zone but doesn’t honor daylight savings time, so we started in Mountain Standard Time, entered Mountain Daylight Time in New Mexico and entered Central Daylight Time just west of Van Horn. As a matter of fact, Van Horn is the western-most city in the Central Time Zone.

Road Runner sculpture at rest stop

Road Runner sculpture at rest stop

Stopped in Van Horn

Stopped in Van Horn

Started hanging items in the trailer

Started hanging items in the trailer

Here are pictures from Mt. Lemmon.

Us

Us

Becky, Jeremy and children

Becky, Jeremy and children

Scenery

Scenery

Rocks

Rocks

More Rocks

More Rocks

Yet More Scenery

Yet More Scenery

Yup, you guessed it - scenery

Yup, you guessed it – scenery

Cool scenery

Cool scenery

Stopped along the road

Stopped along the road

Rock on another rock

Rock on another rock

Different angle

Different angle

License plates for today’s trip – 27 of 51 found.

License Plates

License Plates

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One thought on “Mountains with Friends

  1. I’d been waiting to read about what floor plan and trailer you went with. Was hard not to skip ahead. I have to tell you after much research I think the Heartland Big Country would be hard to beat in terms of value (what you get with the price). So far, of the 2018 trailers I’m evaluating the 3155RLK ranks #1 in value and is in our top five overall that we might purchase.

    We decided on a fifth wheel back in 2015 and finally earlier this year that a rear living room is what we would most enjoy. There were 22 trailers that met our general floor plan that were 40′ or less in length and in our budget if bought new or lightly used. And have the tank storage and cargo capacity I’m after. I’ve got what I think is a pretty good system to evaluating trailers which takes into consideration a lot more than just fit and finish. The Bighorn is high on the list as well.

    I’ve not finished looking at all 22 trailers so a few may still come off this list. Hope to decide in a few months which of the 2018’s we would consider more closely. Although we may end up with a 2019 by the time we buy.

    I’ve really been enjoying your blog as I read it all the way through. Really helps in learning about travel in a big rig and a product we might purchase. The Heartland Forums and Owner’s Rallies/Clubs appear to be second to none.

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