La Mesa RV in Tucson had a big RV show last week. La Mesa is such a large company with 6 or 7 dealers in Arizona and California and were the only sponsor for the show. They brought hundreds of Class A's, Class C's, trailers and fifth wheels from a number of their dealerships.
We walked around a took a look at Tiffin Phaetons and an Allegro Bus. They are really looking good but we didn't see anything that made us feel like our 2007 Roadrunner needed to be replaced.
We also took a look at a Winnebago Tour model which has a humongous slide out that goes all the way down the DS. It really gave the place a lot of room. Full slide slide outs appear to be one of the more common innovations in the last couple of years.
We saw a couple of Carri-Lite Cameo fifth wheels and took a look. That model was high on our list when we were thinking we were going to go that route instead of with the Class A.
Since we were on the east side of town, we went over to the Saguaro East National Park Visitor Center to pick up a good trail map for future hikes in the park.
It has a different clientele and feel to it compared to the Tanque Verde swap meet. There was a lot more used stuff here and a lot more food stands.
The little goat and chickens were cute.
After the swap meet we went over to Sabino Canyon for a hike.
We have been talking about going to Nogales, Arizona for a while, so we decided to do that on Sunday after church at Calvary Chapel in Tucson. The drive was a pleasant one and an easy 75 miles to the border town.
I had been here in 1975 with some buddies on our way to Guaymas, Mexico for a few days. But it was nothing like I remembered. It was a lot more built up and the border crossing like all of them is very substantial.
It is a beautiful Sunday and after we found a $4 parking place we went across the border. One thing we immediately noticed was that were not a lot of Americans shopping.
I guess at night, the border guards have issues but we saw no evidence of unsafe places or drug violence. There were no police sandbags with weapons like we had seen at other places. Still ~ 25 minutes was enough and it was time to go. The long lines back at 98% Mexicans who were going to shop in Nogales. It took about 20 minutes to get through the long line.
Coming across the border to the U.S. back into Nogales was a different story. Nogales was bustling and the shopping was brisk. We found a handbag and a golf shirt ($3.97) and a hardware store with lots of inventory and good prices.
That's what we have been up to the last few days...hope you all have a great week. And thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles.
Until next time ~