Life in Tucson

The lime tree in my backyard
The lime tree in my backyard

Lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruit fill the trees all throughout the park.  They encourage you to pick the fruit and enjoy it.  Otherwise much is wasted as the trees are literally full of fruit right now.

Orange juice for breakfast
Orange juice for breakfast

I bought a juicer a few weeks ago and now we have fresh orange juice and lemonade every day.  One of our many perks here at the Tucson KOA.


As for the job?  Well, we are so far enjoying the change.  We both enjoy cooking and working in the restaurant, and our new coworkers are great to work with.  The cafe that we work in sells mainly bar food such as hamburgers, chicken strips, quesadillas, pizza and wings.

We come home every evening smelling of burgers and grease.  The dogs think we smell amazing!  LOL!

Out on the town for some of the local cuisine...LOL!
Out on the town for some of the local cuisine…LOL!

We also have been handling the ice cream social on Sundays, and the free bagel and coffee breakfast on Wednesday mornings.

Unfortunately, the cafe is in the middle of being leased.  This means that once the lease goes through, the campground will have to find something else for us to do.  Such is the way of the work camper.  Change is the rule rather than the exception.  We will go with the flow.

Our tiny Christmas tree
Our tiny Christmas tree

I love to plan our next job about six months in advance, so we are currently looking at our summer gig.  Our youngest daughter is due to have our first grandchild in May, so we are wanting to be in the Atlanta area for that.  At the moment, things are up in the air.

A local gourd farm! Perfect for craft supplies!
A local gourd farm! Perfect for craft supplies!

Do we take a few months off?  Do we get a local campground job in the Atlanta area?  We are not sure yet.  We are also batting around the idea of experiencing working at the beet farms in Minnesota in September, and following that up with seasonal work at Amazon afterwards.

The great thing about having wheels on your home is that you can totally go with the flow.   It makes life very interesting!

Next week I’ll share a bit about Saguaro National Park so stay tuned!



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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!

  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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