Thirty-fifth Edition                                                                               2002

The end of 2002 is almost here, and we’re still reeling from all the events of the year.  Our travels were all in North America this year, we made great strides in genealogy research, and our home on wheels gave us a few problems.  Three offspring moved into new homes, one became engaged, one was seriously injured, and one is working on world records.  Details follow.

To Arizona and New Mexico

January found us enjoying family and friends in the Bay Area for a bit.  We embarked on the adventure of towing a car behind our motorhome, so we had more baggage in exchange for more mobility.  Quartzsite, Arizona and family in Tucson were our first stops of the year.

We spent February square dancing in Mesa, Arizona, where we stayed in a resort park and danced, and danced, and partied, and danced.  We had a great time.  We already knew lots of dancers who winter there and made more friends.  The activities in this resort area abound, so we certainly kept busy.

After meeting with California friends in Scottsdale for a few days, we Joy on the Catwalk of Whitewater Canyon - New Mexicovisited parts of Arizona, Mexico and New Mexico we hadn’t seen before.  We visited  Saguaro National Park in Tucson.  Toured Fort Huachuca from where the army searched for the elusive Geronimo, and which is now home of  U.S. Army Intelligence Museum with some really cool things in it–the 007 kind.  Discovered the cities of Sierra Vista and Bisbee then crossed the border into Nogales, Mexico.  New Mexico afforded us visits to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Catwalk of Whitewater Canyon and the Chino Mines near Silver City.  Las Cruces and White Sands National Monument with its white gypsum dunes offered more new adventures.
(Photo is Joy on the Catwalk of Whitewater Canyon)

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