14 June 2018 | Tucson, Arizona
Bill/sunny and already hot
We pulled out of Penasco about 0945 and headed north. It took a while to get the last things out of the boat as the zip in door on the shrink wrap wasn’t the easiest thing to get through and over to a ladder to get down. The last thing we did was take showers before setting off. We took the time to turn in our 180 Mexican visa as is required but few actually do. As we entered the US, his question was “How did you get so many stamps in your passport?” Our answer was of course that we had gone around the world.
We continued north to Why, a small spot in the road where we got some gas and headed east down what I refer to as “death road”. When I came west two weeks ago, I noticed lots of crosses and memorials along the road. This time, we counted them and got to 40 knowing we had missed several during the trip. That’s a lot of people to die along any highway.
We pulled into Tucson as the temp hit 107!! Man, let me tell you, getting out of an air conditioned car into that heat can knock you back a bit. We took the cats into the hotel and Blue vanished under one of the beds while Snowshoe settled in on one of the beds and went to sleep(favorite past time). We unloaded car just incase as it was fully loaded and didn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea.
We settled in and eventually headed out for dinner at a local rib joint(BBQ Rush) where we had a very nice meal. Back to the hotel where Blue was still under the bed and still is. She just is fritzed and is not coming out. Maybe for food and pan usage but that’s it.
We have friends coming up from Nogales so we can have a nice lunch and get caught up as we first met them back in Fiji in 2011. Really great couple. We had connected back in San Carlos but we really wanted to see them and visit more so we are spending an extra night here and will be off tomorrow for Albuquerque being followed by the remnants of tropical storm Bud as it works its way north. No big deal but we should have a good tail wind.