Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nogales Arizona

Yesterday we drove from Palmdale on I-10 to Phoenix and were making great time-until we hit the outskirts of the city. What a bummer because roadwork caused five lanes of traffic to merge into ONE! That took an hour of creeping along the freeway. Thank God it was Saturday because it must be a nightmare during rush hour. The sun was getting quite low in the sky as we were heading to Tucson, where we wanted to spend the night, so we decided to stop in a little town called Casa Grande. It was lovely, clean and had tons of shopping. We only did a little before dinner (we had our yearly fix of In 'n Out Burgers!) then called it a night. We intended to hit all those great shops this morning but nothing was opening until 11AM so on to Tucson we went. We are now driving through the Sonora desert where all those beautiful saguro cactus are located. I just love them!
We went straight to Costco to buy Cheddar cheese-almost impossible to find in Bucerias/Puerto Vallarta. Gail bought a really nice coffeepot-just like my cousin Cathy's and I bought a pair of sunglasses.
Now we are in Nogales very early-it's only 1:30 in the afternoon. We've unloaded what we need into the hotel room and are heading to Ross! There's a nice shopping area just across the street.
Tomorrow morning we want to be on the road by 6am to go over the truck border crossing as soon as it opens. We avoid going through the city of Nogales Mexico that way. We won't have internet again until we get home to Bucerias-so if you need to contact me-better do so before midnight!
Oh, Mexico falls back time wise tonight.
Talk to you all in a few days.


Anonymous said...

I did get on and saw the updates. Looks great love those catus too. Oh and I hope Gail is enjoying her snacks on the way down. So glad to hear from you today, take care and drive carefully talk to you as always Dale

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks,

I've been following your travels to date...with envy. Drive safely and have a great trip.