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Stunning Chiricahau National Monument

First of all I’d never been to the Chiricahau National Monument. I wasn’t even sure what it was. Was I in for a surprise. The monument and campground are located about 45 minutes from Wilcox the nearest town. Wilcox is closer to the New Mexico border than it is to Tucson. The drive is uneventful. Continue Reading

Review of Bonita Campground at the Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Forest

Nestled in the Chiricahau national Monument, Bonita Canyon Campground is small, only 25 sites and must be reserved online. Unlike some other national campgrounds there is no $8 fee for reservations. The fee is $10 per night. Passes do provide a discount. From Thursday to Monday the site is full. During the weekdays there’s an Continue Reading

Parker Canyon Lake Campground

Coming from Phoenix you think you’re never going to get there. Parker Canyon Lake is only two miles from the Mexican border. It’s East and South of Tucson, about two hours. After driving through Sonoita you still have 30 miles to go. Most of that is through rolling grass covered — now brown in May Continue Reading


Back when I stayed with my grandparents, they had ‘party’ telephone line. Think of it as one line but with telephone extensions in several different houses. You could pick up your phone and listen in on other people’s conversations. No, I never did that. Okay maybe once. Now many years later, and no I’m not Continue Reading

On the Border

Parker Canyon Lake is only a couple of miles from the Mexican border, seriously like two miles. You can see a mountain across the lake and that’s Mexico. Normally that wouldn’t bother me. I mean we are in a National Forest and there are other campers, the camp host and of course, rangers. But why Continue Reading