Our list of things to accomplish in this first part of March has made for a busy and productive time, and Benson is a particularly good location for projects. Once we learned we could have MCD shades installed while in Arizona instead of driving to Dallas next fall, we jumped at this at Premier Motor Coach Services in Tucson. They measured the windows and got the shades on order. Then, Tom went to work at removing all the old window coverings and remodeling the front tv cabinet since we don’t use a tv there. He made the cabinet smaller, reupholstered it, and did a great job! Some photos of the process prior to installation of the shades.
We made a weekend trip to Deming, NM to attend the gem & mineral show there and meet rockhound club friends Diane, Jeri & Ron. Had some great visits with friend, Lee, and “toured” his terrific new shop! We had a wonderful dinner at Adobe Grill with Lee and Denise before she moved on east. Good times! Denise posted an extensive update on her blog… check it out HERE!
Upon returning to Benson, we enjoyed visits with Nina & Paul, Nancy & Dave, Julie & Mike, and Delcie & Freddy.
Then we headed off to Tucson, for our shades to be installed… but the shades did not arrive, so we parked in Premier’s lot for five days waiting for installation! While in Tucson, we got new tires on the Trailblazer, prepared and filed our tax return, did some shopping and checked a number of things off “our list.” Met Becky & Dave on a day they were off duty from their job at Catalina State Park… we chatted for two hours and loved every minute of that! Wishing them the best as they finish out there!
Tom ran into Carol & Steve at Camping World in Tucson… what are the odds? Go figure! Fun chance to be spontaneous and we all enjoyed a great dinner at the Cup Café in the historic Congress Hotel, Tucson… interesting and beautiful old hotel, excellent food, and great time together!
The new MCD shades are finally installed in our motorhome! We are SO happy to have the shades in place! These American Duo day/night shades are as amazing as everyone said, and the power front cockpit shades are the best! Thanks to those of you who shared info and supported us through this process!
Now, we have returned to Benson for a week! Time to slow down, get caught up again, and enjoy friends here.
Be well, everyone! Dianne & Tom