Monday, February 27, 2017

Left Why and Onto Tucson AZ…


As morning broke I took one more mountain bike ride in the beautiful Sonoran Desert surrounding Hickiwan RV Park in Why Arizona. The quiet, serene ride along these wonderful trails simply can’t be beat. After taking in the sights and sounds I returned back to the rig to ready for the move.

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The drive from Why to Tucson along highway 86 through the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation was fabulous. This quiet road with scenic views along the way made the drive easy and very enjoyable. Passing Kitt’s Peak reminded me we still need to visit the observatory atop the mountain.

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We pulled into to Justin’s Diamond J RV park (one we have been to before) and pulled into a site near the front to boondock for one night. The manager told us we could boondock one night for free until our spot opened up. Funny fact was that the site we were waiting for belonged to the Weavers (Paul and Marsha of Where’s Weaver). We really didn’t have the opportunity to visit much since they were leaving the next morning and upon our arrival we had a lot of grocery shopping to do.  Man, the Weavers left at an early 7:00 am so we didn’t even have time to bid them farewell…We hope to see you on down the road Paul and Marsha!


Another blogger couple, Jane and John of Flamingo on a Stick, invited us over for dinner the night we arrived which was much appreciated especially since we were boondocking. Even better was that dinner was some very tasty New York Strips! Wow, it pays to have friends in all of the right places for sure! We had fun catching up  from when we last saw them in Iowa this past year. Whenever we are together there is lots of laughter and lively conversation.


Diamond Justin J’s RV Park is adjacent to another park called Desert Trails. I like this one a bit better as the sites are slightly larger. However, Desert Trails does have more to offer in amenities. The best thing about both parks is the extensive trail system right behind both parks meaning we don’t have to drive anywhere for a good hike or a mounting bike foray..


The weather continues to be on the chilly side as has been the standard for this winter and to be honest I am eagerly looking forward to the warmer weather which always seems to be about 5 days ahead… Soon though, we will probably be longing for these cooler nights we are currently experiencing. However, I have worn jeans more this winter that the total times I wore them in the past five years!!!  As a result we have delayed planning our next move preferring to watch forecasts in order to head in the warmest direction!

NOTE: We are now in Justin’s Diamond J RV Park in Tucson Arizona until March 4th.


  1. You left Why this morning we be there tomorrow, we missed you again just as you missed the Weavers . Enjoy your time there.

  2. We have many fond memories of hiking those same trails in our early RV days. Hickiwan Trails will always have a special place in our hearts.

  3. Love Hickiwan RV Park. It's a great place and I know we will be back. This week-end looks like the weather is really going to be nice again. Hang in there.

  4. You do have to go to Kitt Peak. We were there last year and enjoyed the evening very much.