This odyssey has officially begun.
My friend Patsy joined me as we drove east for her first (and my 5th) tour of Kartchner Caverns. As expected--she loved it as much as I do. No pictures are allowed inside so if anyone reading this has never seen the cavern then I strongly urge you to do so. Pictures would hardly do it justice, anyway.
Patsy drove back to Tucson and I stayed in the campground. My first night alone--and it was awesome! There were only a few other campers scattered around the park but I did not feel any fear. The park ranger came over to check and make sure I was comfortable--he insisted on putting me near the showers so I wouldn't have to walk far in the dark. I discovered that the air conditioner works like a charm.
At approx midnight lightening and thunder woke me and I turned off the air conditioner and opened the window over my bunk. The rain came in sheets--loud and long. It reverberates inside the RV--like rain on a tin roof. Then it got cold. I had to unpack a few cabinets but found the WWL blanket and snuggled up in it with the cat for a great sleep.
What a great beginning!