We left Arizona for a short visit with our son’s family during the Christmas season. The flight to and from Chicago was remarkably stress free.
As much as we enjoyed our Chicago visit it was great to get back to the desert.
While we’ve seen roadside memorials in our travels I don’t think we’ve seen as many or as well kept one’s as those along the roads of Tucson.
We discovered an outdoor Mercado in the Menlo Park neighborhood of Tucson with an outstanding Japanese/ramen restaurant that operates out of a shipping container with outside seating. The food is excellent.
We returned to a favorite local brewery, Moto Sonora, it has a nice beer garden to go along with their great beer. On previous visits we admired a lovely BMW R75/5 on display in the bar area. It was only after our second visit that was a we realized the the motorcycle was on loan from former House of Representatives member Gabby Giffords.
We also made it to a great bread bakery, Barrio Bread. They are producing some of the best sourdough bread we’ve eaten.
Our stay at Desert Trails has been fun and we would definitely come back whenever we return to this area of Arizona. After seven weeks in one spot it’s time to get going. We have a two day stop scheduled at Buckskin Mountain SP on the west coast of Arizona along the Colorado River.
The campground offers opportunities for hiking and boating. We don’t have a boat but we do hike.
We’ll be moving on to Southern California for a one month stay. Arizona has been great but California here we come.