We left Picacho Peak early last week and made the short drive down to Tucson, where we will stay through the holidays. We have a nice site at Tucson/ Lazydays KOA with a large patio, grapefruit tree, and a grass area surrounded by shrubs.
This is a large park with many, many pull-through sites as well as some back-ins. We have always stayed here in the winter and the weather is usually cool and sunny. But we know that for most of the year it is still sunny but very hot. To bring more business to the park during those times of the year the park recently constructed two very large covers over two of the long row of pull-through sites.
We didn’t want a site under the cover as the sun is necessary to keep the coach warm this time of year. Also, if you are in one of the sites that point north and you have a satellite dish on the front of your motorhome, you may have a problem.
Our daughter, Jessica, is flying out from Pennsylvania on Christmas Day so we are saving some of the best hiking for her stay. But to keep old legs in “hiking shape” we have done a few hikes in nearby Tucson Mountain Park. The hikes have been between five and six miles and the terrain is flat so they don’t feel very long.
But the scenery made the hikes very interesting. If you read this blog, you know that when we are in Utah the posts are filled with rocks. When in southern Arizona what would you expect to see?
The nimble hiker focuses herself on finding the elusive Crested Saguaro, so we spend much of our hiking time scanning the horizon for these rare creatures.
Saguaro cacti come in all shapes and sizes, making any hike through the desert interesting.
Once Jessica arrives we plan on doing some of the classic hikes around Tucson. More on that later . . .