Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sedona to Tucson

The trip back to Tucson was relaxing with one stop in Sedona for lunch.   This is Bell Rock.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross parking lot made a spectacular spot to have lunch.  And, oh Man! What a View! 

This was the view from the front window of the RV as we munched on lunch.

Ron and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. 

Looking down from the church parking lot we spied this amazingly ostentatious mansion and wondered--Drug lord? Saudi Arabian sheik? Havapai Indian Chief who got rich from the Casino business? Nope--none of the above.  Turns out it is the doctor who invented Lasik surgery.  I wonder how many eye surgeries it takes to afford ones own observatory? Putting Green? Waterfall?

My next lesson in RV living told my nose that not all would be a bed of roses.  We found a dump station in Phoenix, maneuvered the RV into place and Ron patiently explained to me which lever to pull first to release the black water tank into the convenient but way-too-little pipe leading to the sewer line.   With a serious expression he warned that I must stand to the side in case of unexpected (and unexplained) explosions; that I needed some rubber gloves that came up to the armpits; that I would need gallons of hand sanitizer and possibly a shower afterwards.  Well, maybe I exaggerate a little but, Phew! 105 degree weather is no time to do that job.

And finally we missed this weather by about an hour--getting home just before it hit.

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