Sunday, April 10, 2005

Mesa Arizona to Tucson Arizona

It was a morning of goodbyes as the various contingents rolled out in different directions, although most of us will be gathering in Kanab Utah in late June. Word was that it had snowed a bit in Holbrook and Denver was getting up to 12” of the white stuff so it was nice to be heading east.

We took a short hop down to Sun Lakes to see some friends, Jim and Sandy Bullock, from home. They have a nice place down here where they winter while we are enjoying the cold, ice and snow. We had a nice lunch, caught up on old times and made some golfing plans for after we all get back.

After leaving, we rode south and east on I-10. The scenery was composed of rolling hills and huge saguaro cacti, which gave way to flat desert and stark mountains. It amazes me the way that the black volcanic rock just juts up out of the flat desert floor.

In Tucson, we got a room in a Motel 6. We met a couple in an adjacent parking lot on a white GL1800 trike. They were from Denver and were camping in the area.

Tomorrow we will head down to Tombstone, “the town to tough to die”. This was a wild place back in the days of the old west and was the scene of the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral. Then we will head on east into New Mexico. It looks like the bad weather is clearing out ahead of us.

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