Corona de Tuscon
June 30, 2021
We had a wonderful time in Moab and are already planing on returning. Next time it won't be quite so hot. On the way home we did a one night stop over at the Flagstaff KOA. Its not one of our favorite places to stop, but the convenience of getting in and out easy along with the long pull thru sites (so we don't have to unhook Pearl) make up for the tight and unlevel sites. Anyway, this stop was especially nice because friends were there...yep, we had a great (and much too short) visit with Carol and Ronnie. We first met them along with their awesome pup Cooper at the San Diego Metro KOA in January 2013.
This is the first picture I have of the four of us. We had brunch at Croce's Jazz Bar in San Diego.
We arrived home on Friday the 25th. Our MH stays in a covered storage facility about 15 miles from home. When we bought our home, we also bought a small 6' trailer we could pull behind Pearl. A trailer sure made the transition from MH to sticks and stucco a lot easier especially with 3 puppies loaded in the back of the jeep. We have used it so many times for so many different things. This trip it was chained and locked to the post at our storage site and when we returned it was easy to load it up with tubs and coolers to take all our belongings home.
Our version of the Clampetts only we didn't strike oil !
Joe and I are still trying to wrap our heads around the idea that we have a stick and stucco home and a home on wheels.   I'm not sure I see long months at a time of traveling, but we definitely want to go places. In the meantime, its so nice to have a home and a place where we also love to spend time.
Our home faces west so until mid-day, the blinds in the kitchen window are open. Monday while having breakfast we noticed lots of activity in the yucca tree just outside the window. A pair of cactus wrens have decided to call it home...lucky us !
|Cactus wrens build nests that are the size and shape of a football with an opening at one end.|
|While the female is incubating on a clutch of eggs, the male will build another nest for a second clutch as the pair will have several broods a year. While mom is incubating the second clutch, the dad cares for the young in the first nest.|
|Old nests are used throughout the year as places to roost. Every home need fresh flowers !|
Instead of doing a post on lots of redo projects, I thought I would share some along the way in different posts. So the first redo to share is the floor. Before we moved in the house, we had the carpet and tile removed in the living space, kitchen, foyer, laundry room, hallway and both baths. We like carpet in the bedrooms, so it stayed. This was a contracted project to dispose of the old flooring, install the new flooring, and paint and install new floor moulding. I am over the top excited with how it looks and feels AND, it's puppy proof and easy to clean!
|The old carpet and tile...|
|The new floor|
Once all the old moulding was removed, I spent a weekend painting the bottom of the walls in all the space that was to have new moulding. Sure made it easier later when we actually painted the walls.
|The new floor...|
There is nothing really exciting going on here except that we are living and enjoying every second of it. So until next time...
|Yesterday's sunrise on our very early morning walk around the neighborhood...|