Lisa’s first day at the Kingman (AZ) Regional Medical Center was a smooth one for her and learned she will work into a schedule of twelve-hour days and a “seven on – seven off” rotation. This will allow us to possibly travel home occasionally for a week at a time as well as spend more time for friends and family to come out for a visit. Lisa also learned that it was highly likely that this assignment will go into October. It has been our wish that we can be home this year in November and December – unlike last year.
We are still trying to get use to the desert weather but so far the temperatures have been tolerable in the mid 90s. That may change this weekend with temps hitting 107. If you smell burning flesh – it may be mine. The wind keeps the dry air stirring and helps with the temperatures but everything is so dusty it will be impossible to keep our truck clean. I saw two hitchhikers the other day out here and they were so dusty they reminded me of the sand people from Star Wars. Our RV sits next to a large field (or desert looking area – not sure what to call it) and blows dust onto everything but does afford us a beautiful view of the sunrise. The sunrises and sunsets here are breathtaking.
Lisa and I traveled to Hoover Dam on Sunday and did the tour of the power plant – something we did not get to do when we drove through on our way to Loma Linda CA back in December. What an amazing engineering accomplishment! Later we traveled to Las Vegas for supper. Vegas will be the best airport to fly in and out of as it is only about an hour and half from Kingman.
We hope to go to Lake Havasu City this weekend (sixty miles away) and see that area which includes the London Bridge that was moved here in 1971. We both are also looking forward to taking a train from Williams AZ. to the Grand Canyon.
Weather reports here are preparing residents for what they call “Monsoon Season”. Apparently rains can fall here in biblical levels and we have already scouted out ways to get Lisa to work should our back roads become flooded. I may price some two-man canoes. I’m sure the rain would be welcomed here – no matter how intense it may come. We noticed how trenches are dug around the small trees here in the campground with water piped in to keep them alive.
Still looking for Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner to make an appearance.
Stay in touch!
Steve and Lisa