Tucson Arizona

Monday March 30th 2020 Day 1 of our trek north This was a mixed feelings, kind of day, as we leave our little piece of the Arizona desert on Cottonwood Canyon Rd in the Box Canyon on State Trust land and head to Tucson. Our stop in Tucson is to prepare ourselves for the journey back north to Ontario, Most of today’s drive was on two lane road, AZ-79 to […]

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Roughing it in the desert

Saturday March 28th 2020 Our last Saturday in Arizona, as we start preparing to head north, we are not likely have the barbecue out again until we get back to chilly Ontario. So we are making good use of the barbecue before putting it away and we head north, so on Friday we had some fresh asparagus and some ribeye steaks, we each eat half and froze the other half […]

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Jackpot!

Friday March 27th 2020 We won! Well of course I’m talking about the EGG lottery, we made a supply run to Wally World in Florence today and scored 36 large eggs, it felt like winning the big one … just saying! It’s Friday afternoon and the warriors are starting to move in for the weekend. We have had a great week here in our little piece of Arizona desert, we […]

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Kayaking Canyon Lake

March 24th 2020 We have just made our second trip to this kayaking spot this week, joined by the Savino’s on a beautiful, clear, warm, sunny Arizona day. There are so many little kayaking spots in Arizona, that we were not aware of two years ago, the scenery, wildlife, water foul, where the desert meets the water, truly a magical area. Here is the Wikipedia description of the Canyon Lake […]

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Weekend Warriors!

March 21st 2020 Definition: Oxford dictionary … noun … a person who participates in an activity only in their spare time It had started yesterday, the “weekend warriors” had started to move in with all their equipment, toys, kids and noice. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the desire to escape to the outdoors, especially right now with all the turmoil and the whole world grinding to a halt, […]

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Spring has Sprung?

March 20th 2020 The earliest spring in a hundred and some years … that may be so, but here in the Arizona desert it just seems like another day. It’s not a real warm day not like our family in Hamilton Ontario are experiencing, in fact our high temperature here today is the same as our family back in Ontario are getting. The difference really shows up on Saturday then […]

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A quick solar update.

March 19th 2020 Ok be warned this is an update on our solar system. If you have been following the progress of our latest solar upgrade you may remember that I have been having issues with a voltage drop at the solar controllers, and it was large enough that it would keep moving the controllers from bulk charge to a float charge and it would do this because the controller […]

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