Life in Tucson

As full time RVers and work campers, we find ourselves moving with the seasons.  Most campgrounds hire for a six month long season.  You can work longer if you’d like as long as the campground is open all year.  Unfortunately, in the wintertime, most of the campgrounds in the northern section of the United States close due to inclement weather.

Our new home...
Our new home…

And not to mention, our coach has issues with below freezing temperatures.  In the future, we have learned that when buying a coach, you need to get what they call a “Polar Package”.  This includes not only heated floors, but extra insulation and a heated undercarriage.  These were things we didn’t think about at the time, and as usual, we learn the hard way.

With that said, we move to warmer weather just as the snowbirds do.  In fact, I guess that makes us snowbirds too!  LOL!

Our view from our front yard
Our view from our front yard

We find the majority of our work camping jobs on the internet and in May, we ran across an opening at the Lazy Days Tucson KOA for kitchen staff.  After several seasons of working the front desk, reservations and check ins, we decided we would love to have a small break.  So we applied.  I figured we would either love it or hate it, but either way- we only will be there through the winter.


Sunset on the campground
Sunset on the campground

Why stay in Arizona?  Northern Arizona was absolutely beautiful with its pine forests and high mountains.  We wanted to also experience the desert of Arizona.  Tucson is located in southern Arizona very near the Mexico border.  Here we can experience the local desert, beautiful Saguaro forests, local Indian and Mexican influences, and much more.

Thanksgiving dinner at the KOA
Thanksgiving dinner at the KOA

We arrived here in the middle of November and enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving celebration with everyone on the campground.

Tucson KOA is a huge campground with around 500 sites.  Every site is gravel, with a poured concrete patio and and a small asphalt driveway for your vehicle.  And every single site has at least one fruit tree.

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9 thoughts on “Life in Tucson”

  1. So glad you are enjoying your time here in Tucson. This is a beautiful area. I live about 7 miles from Lazy Days at Rincon Country West RV Park as a permanent resident. I think I mentioned in an earlier comment that my mom and I moved to Tucson about 20 years ago and love it. We’re originally from the Seattle area. I’ll have to look up the gourd farm, I would like to start decorating and making things with them. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

    1. Hi Vickie!

      We love the Tucson area! It is very different from northern Arizona, but has a great appeal of its own! The gourd farm is called Wuertz Gourd Farm in Casa Grande. They have a gourd festival in February that we are going to be sure to catch.


  2. Beet farms? Amazon?? I can’t wait to find out what you get. Have I mentioned that I love beets? he he
    How awesome to have fruit trees in your yard! I need to come visit, he he

    1. Hi Lynda!

      Those are sugar beets, not the red ones that you are thinking. They are huge and apparently white. It is a tough job, but you make good money in a short time- about a month. We are still thinking about it. LOL!

      You need to come visit and I’ll make you a personal glass of fresh OJ.


  3. Hi Suzy,

    We have reservations at Lazy Days March 14, 15 and 16, and by that time cabin fever here in Colorado will be at it’s peak. How fortunate are all the snowbirds! I’m hoping to be able to meet you and will surely look you up. Enjoy the sunshine and all the lovely citrus!

    1. Hi Cheryl!
      We will definitely still be here in March! I look forward to meeting you! It is a beautiful place here.

  4. Oh how wonderful….says a stay-at-home person in West Wales UK. Would love to do what you are doing…bit past it now so I will travel virtually with you ! Enjoy your trip.

    1. Hi Pauline!

      Thank you so much for following along! We would love to visit the UK one day. We’d have to leave the coach behind. LOL!


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