Goodbye Tucson

 Posted by at 1:28 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192015

Our time in Tucson is over and today we leave Voyager RV Resort for Apache Junction. We’ve been here over three weeks and during that time we have not had one day to just chill out and relax. It’s been a whirlwind of annual medical appointments, working the Escapees Escapade rally, more medical stuff, and spending time with my cousin Beverly.

We know we have disappointed some folks who wanted us to visit them or go play tourist or have dinner, but when we are here our time is precious, and helping Beverly with some of the challenges her physical limitations give her is our main focus. I’m sorry that we can’t always please everybody, but we do have some priorities in our lives that come first.

I’ve lived in Tucson a couple of times over the years, and compared to Phoenix, it’s laid back and not nearly as busy. But I still don’t like the traffic. Many of the streets are in need of repair, and since Interstate 10 passes through the west side of the city, there is no easy way to get across town on the surface streets. It’s all stop and go traffic everywhere you go.

Yesterday afternoon Greg and Jan White joined us and Beverly for dinner at a place called Dry River Company on Kolb Road. This was our first time there but it definitely won’t be the last. Terry had the Caprese salad, Beverly had Chicken Parmesan, and Greg, Jan and I had pizza. It was all beyond delicious. The pizza is thin crust and made from quality ingredients, then cooked in a wood fired brick oven. Service is fast and friendly. Oh yeah, we’ll be back!

Dry River pizza

After dinner we all went back to Beverly’s apartment and Greg figured out a technical problem with a DVD hookup for me. Then they headed back to the campground while Terry and I stayed a while longer to get in as much time with Beverly as we could. It was hard saying goodbye, but we will get to see her one more time when we come back to Tucson for one more appointment at the VA hospital the end of the month.

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  One Response to “Goodbye Tucson”

  1. We tried to talk to you a couple of times during Escapade but you guys were always swarmed with people and we didn’t want to interrupt. I am sure we will meet sometime. Added the pizza place to our list.

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