We departed this morning on our planned 6,000 mile trip through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado. We will be visiting friends and family along the way, staying in a mix of RV Parks and state and federal parks and forests.
After a relatively short 5 hour drive, we arrived at Catalina State Park, Oro Valley, Arizona. We are staying 2 nights and plan to ride the Loop in Tucson tomorrow. Tucson has over 120 miles of traffic free bike baths along various rivers and washes. It is great riding and we are taking advantage of the expected mild temperatures to ride about half the route.
On the way here today, we stopped in Casa Grande to have lunch and take care of some business with Meg Whiteside, who owns the house that my Mother lived in before her death. It was nice seeing Meg, if only briefly.
And make no mistake, it is his tent room. Well that is all for our first day. We will have a little dinner, maybe a glass of wine and call it a day.
I expect to have some fun pictures from the ride tomorrow. until then.