05 May - 09 May 2011

We broke camp at Kirtland AFB's FamCamp on the morning of 05 May, 2011, hitting the road around 0800 hrs. We headed south on I-25 from Albuquerque, NM, through Truth or Consequences, NM; then took Hwy 26 shortcut through Deming, NM and on to I-10 towards Tucson.

We arrived at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ "Agave Gulch" FamCamp around 1800hrs on the 5th of May. This is a neat and tidy campground, with plenty of reasons to see why their FamCamp is #1 in the USAF! The temperature was around 95F.

We spent that evening getting things set up, the dogs settled in, and looking forward to a good night's rest after a long day on the road.

We met George and Marcia Rieke at the Pima Air and Space Museum after having eaten breakfast earlier that morning at the AFB Dining Hall with our Casita neighbors Dot and Jim. We finished touring the massive number of museum displays, both indoors and out, around 1500 hrs,

We returned to our trailer and saw that the outside temperature was at 100F...accompanied with a 2% relative humidity in our trailer! :-)

We had dinner and celebrated George Reike's nomination to the NAS. George is an accomplished Astronomer, as is his wife, Marcia.

The slideshow begins with several photos taken along the way at the various rest stops, some of them "storm proof," as we travelled south along I-25 from Albuquerque, NM where we'd spent from the 2nd through the 5th of May, 2011 camping and visiting friends there.

We travelled through Deming, NM and on to Tucson via I-10, arriving at Davis-Monthan AFB around 1800 hrs on the evening of the 5th of May. We met Dee and Jim at the FamCamp...they were our neighbors across the street from us. They owned a 3-year old Casita, which Jim had modified extensively, including the addition of a gas 110VAC generator to the front of his trailer. He moved his LP Gas bottles to a carrier at the rear of his trailer. Nicely done!

There are hundreds of photos taken both inside and outside the Museum hangers, followed up with photos taken around the FamCamp and of the flora growing nicely everywhere in the Camp.