Saturday, December 1, 2007


Later this afternoon, we walked back to the wash to see what progress had been made. A line of cars had formed, hoping to get out. We joined the drivers and passengers standing on the "shore", watching the big front loader work.

The driver was a real pro, scooping up huge loads of mud and water, which he deposited on a giant berm - the visible sign of other floods.

Before too long, he had a narrow road cut through the mud, filled with a couple of inches of muddy water.

A few more scoops and the wash was reopened. The lineup of cars - which now included a few of the smaller motorhomes - headed through. Our day's entertainment was over... oh, except for the fact that we ran into a couple of old friends of ours, Stan and Lee, also staying in this large campground. We had a nice happy hour with them, catching up on our summer travels.

Back home now, listening to the wind whistle - and occasionally howl - outside.


  1. What an "interesting" WELCOME to Arizona and Tucson. teeee heeee You had more rain than we did. Our total for the storm was about 7 tenths.

  2. We got 1.6" at our home in the far SE side of Tucson. We're hoping that this rain is not too late for germination of the spring wildflowers. Spring could be spectacular.

    Looks like a fabulous day today. Have fun!

    I enjoy keeping up with your journey.


  3. That weather system just kept moving north and east and we ended up with 6 inches of snow and sleet!! I think I'd rather be moving snow than mud, though! Snow is more Chirstmasy!!

  4. Yuck, what a mess at Catalina. That would have put a bit of a damper on our stay there, that's for sure. But looks like you were prepared. I like your style: when the going gets tough, the tough get cooking! Hope you got out OK.