Mt. Lemmon and life in Tucson

Well, its been a couple of weeks since my last update and life in Tucson is a bit cold (especially at night) and a bit frustrating at times, but I have to say it is a beautiful area to live this time of year.

We really love the fact that we can step right outside our door and pick fresh oranges every day for orange juice.  We are definitely getting our share of vitamin C.

As for the work thing.  Well, it could be better.  I’ve written about work camping before- The Good, the bad and the ugly.   We came to this campground to work in the kitchen.  We thought it would be a nice break from working guest services; a job that we have consistently been doing for the past few years.

However, it seems that working in the kitchen, at least at this campground was not working for us.  We asked to be moved back to customer service and they moved us to the front office a little over a week ago.

So, with that said, we are making the best of our stay here and enjoying the area.  And looking forward to our move onto the next part of the country.  LOL!

Tucson has some pretty amazing sunsets.  This photo was taken from our doorway.   I have to say that it truly is a beautiful place to live.


This past week, we decided to take advantage of our couple days off and take a drive up to the top of Mt. Lemmon.  From the campground, we can see it rising above the city of Tucson.  This time of year, you can see the snow at the summit.

We wanted to touch some snow.   So off we went.

Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway is the only paved road that leads to the top of Mt. Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range. It is said to be one of the most scenic drives in southeast Arizona.

Because the road starts in the Lower Sonoran desert and climbs to high forests, it offers the biological equivalent of driving from the deserts of Mexico to the forests of Canada in a short stretch of 27 miles.

Here at the base of the mountain, we were surrounded by Saguaro cactus and desert scenery.  It would change pretty quickly.

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7 thoughts on “Mt. Lemmon and life in Tucson”

  1. What a beautiful ride! Did you go on your bike? God has truly blessed us with a wonderful world. Sorry about the food gig. What happened? Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures. When are you coming to Atlanta area

  2. Such wonderful views, and so interesting that the trees change as you drove higher. Sorry that things didn’t wwork out for you in the food service area – luckily you easily got a transfer back to your previous area of expertise.

  3. Hi Suzy,

    We are still planning our trip to AZ in March. Maybe you will be at the desk when we check in. If not I will certainly look you up. Would love to meet Dave, Ralph and Faith too!

  4. As always I love hearing about your life on the road and your work experiences . I’m glad you had another option when the kitchen job didn’t work out. That was a stunning sunset view.

  5. What a neat trip up the mountain!!!! We missed that one on our travels. I’m glad ya’ll found it. Pretty weird going from cactus to snow huh.

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