Short, Sweet, moving on

Moving on, we’ve done a lot of that since my last blog. Here are the hight lights.

Sun set in Quartzsite Arizona

Quartzsite Arizona, Loved the boon docking and the sunsets. Lots of people, they say in the winter the town can have well over a million people. We saw the RV show. Always fun to see the new stuff out there.

We then went to Toucson Arizona via Phoenix. Met with Renee’s old friend in Phoenix. Stayed in Toucson for a week. We saw a lot of stuff here. Some touristy and some so not. Met up with some old friends from Winona Mn in Tombstone. Such a great time.

Favorite places we visited in Toucson

De Grazia Gallery in the Sun, His name was Ted De Grazia, he lived in a diverse community in the Sonoran dessert and developed an appreciation of the native culture. This is where his art evolved from. The museum is on the property that he lived and worked on through his life. I’ve always had a passion for such history in which you can see how people have lived in the past. If you want more info on the museum you can go to http://degrazia.org

Next Pima air and space museum, So much rich history from WWll to the history of the beautiful art work on the sides of those planes. The art work was called nose art. It was considered a “morale booster” as stated “facing the prospect of death on every flight the crew needed all the encouragement and smiles they could get” The last emblom you see is the presidential seal from the plane that President Kennedy and Johnson flew on. If interested the Web site http://pima air.org is where you can find more information

Mission San Xavier del Bac. It’s considered the oldest intact European structure in Arizona dating back to 1783. The inside of the church features original statues and murals. I so loved the calm and warmth of this area, beautiful history to review http://sanxaviermission.org

Now on to San Antonio Texas. Saw the touristy stuff, Alamo and River Walk. The most impressive site for me was Natural Bridge Caverns. History has it possibly 20 MILLION years ago, yes “millions”a number of faults formed due to settling within the coastal regions. The caves formed by an underground river moving slowly through cracks and pores within the limestone.

After seeing these caverns I am blown away with how much there is going on under our feet. Also to know that these stalactites and stalagmites can be over 2000 years old

A small note about me. I’m claustrophobic so this was huge for me to see. The website to view more history is http://naturalbridgecaverns.com

We had all the excitement as noted above and now we sit in a dry county, yes DRY county in Red Bay Alabama waiting to do some warranty work on the motor home. Now mind you I don’t drink but I have never stayed in a dry county. ( a first for me:)

I did say short and sweet with the blog so I will end with a quote from Helen Keller. We did see her birth home so I will post pictures of that along with a quote from her. The picture of the well below is the original well that she learned her first word from, water.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart” Namaste

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