Home is where you park it…that’s our life for the next few months. Randy said the other day that the camper is “his happy place.” I would have to agree unless you ask me when Lars is screaming or Kalden has a millions LEGO pieces all over the floor, toys on our bed, and I can’t find a single quiet place for a conference call. But no place is perfect and a having a place we can move when the weather turns bad or when we’re bored is priceless. I know for some people this would be pure torture – living with few belongings, changing
Merry Christmas! Things are getting a bit crazy now, between Christmas and finalizing our paperwork for Mexico. To top it off, the saga with our house continues. We got a call from the new renters informing us the furnace was acting up so we sent Daniel(our go-to guy) over. He got in there and found a loose wire and it was back up and running. Well, the next day we got another call and it was down again. This time he found the mount on the blower fan broken which twisted the fan over causing it to jam up and burn out. Uh-oh, 3 days
It’s been a fun week here in Tucson. The weather has been incredible with highs in the 60’s and sunny. Our days are filled with work, school and always fitting in a ice ride somewhere. Tucson reminds us a lot of our years living in Boulder, miles of quality roads right out the front door! Tucson is indeed a bike friendly community and I can see why riders come from all over the country and the world to train here in the winter. They literally roll out the green carpet for us! It’s been great moving from the camper into a condo for the holidays.
The plan was to stay put for the Christmas break but an adventure called. We kept seeing 70s in the forecast for Tucson so we headed south the day after Christmas. After some research I found a great deal on a VRBO rental in the Ventana/Sabino Canyon area of Tucson. If you need a place to stay in Tucson you should contact the owners of this condo. They are easy to work with and the condo is newly remodeled and right by the heated pool! This area is also a perfect base for road riding and not far from the mountain bike trails. This trip
Our trip to Tucson happened to coincide with El Tour de Tucson. Randy did the 109 mile ride while Kalden and I did the 6 mile fun ride. This is a great event attracting over 9,000 cyclists of all ages. Kalden and I got up early to watch the 109 mile ride take off at 7am. It was a huge group and it took about 10 minutes for all the riders to cross the start line. At 8am we lined up for the fun ride. It was mostly families (except for #30). Kalden was very excited to be up front and start “the race.” As