December 2018; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; December 2018


December in Desert Trails RV Park, Tucson Arizona. It’s nice to stay put for a while, but we’re already imagining our travels for 2019. In 2019 we’ll explore more of the western U.S., revisiting some of our favorite places and exploring some new ones. After spending next summer along Puget Sound we’re already thinking about wintering along the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  At least that’s the plan for now, and it’s sure to change.


In December, our travels were local, very local. We haven’t moved the trailer in over a month. We hiked around Madera Canyon south of Tucson and took morning strolls through the magnificent cactus desert behind our trailer.  I adopted a routine of riding my mountain bike through the saguaro desert and playing banjo with group of musicians from around the trailer park.  We started Spanish Happy Hour, where we hosted other Spanish speakers to practice their second language.  We spent a quiet Christmas in our trailer and New Year’s Eve partying till the wee hours in the recreation hall at Desert Trails. It’s been good to relax, and not move for a while.


Sometimes I wonder why Sonia and I like traveling so much. Sometimes I get afraid – afraid of roaming about, of not having a place to call home, of growing older and wondering what the future may bring.  Then I stumble across an inspiration, be it a new friend, a new place, or an insight by other travelers that reminds me why we took up this lifestyle in the first place and replaces the fear with courage.  Here’s one of those inspirations.

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir


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