Chris' Genty

Chris' Genty

Thursday, March 17, 2011

West of Tucson, AZ

After an early wake up and without breakfast I moved quickly to Summers Glass & Mirror Inc. A worker looked at the damage and said "no problem". He brought over some equipment and within 10 min the windshield was repaired for $20. You can hardly see the fix. Looks good to me.

I paused at a almost dead outlet center near the intersection of I-8 and I-10 and had breakfast and made a few phone calls. Then I continued my journey on I-10 direction Tucson. At Exit 246 I had the idea to do an excursion in direction of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (what I know from an earlier visit). But the road through Saquaro Natl. Park had a weight limit of 12'000 lb about a third of our weight. I found a way to get around the park. Thorough nice desert with lots of saguaro cacti on small and winding roads I found my way to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I checked the parking situation earlier by phone and was told - no problem. However there was no chance to get into the parking lot. I could not even make the turn with my 61' rig/tow combination.

Now I am at Justin's Diamond J RV Park on San Joaquin Road (with Passport America for $16/night all incl.) and will visit the Museum ant the Natl. Park during the next couple of days.

In the evening I went to the Casino del Sol where they had a poker tournament. I played one hand, put the money in good, but was outdrawn badly. Summary: drove 15 min - played one hand - drove back. Never mind.

A couple of more photos are available here.

32.18432N 111.1517W 2447 ft