Phoenix isn't a city I would go out of my way to visit, having spent many a summer there as a kid, but we have friends there. So, that was our next stop. Goodbye Lake Havasu, hello Phoenix. Like our wonderful friends in Pahrump, John & Deloris have the side of their house set up for a rig as well; isn't it great to have friends with mini-rv lots? ;-) John is the one who went with Jack to pick up our rig in PA when we bought it, and helped him "learn the ropes" driving it back home. We couldn't set out on our adventure without a good long visit here first! There's nothing more valuable than friendship, and good advise from people who have "lived the life"! We welcomed both!
John's retired, but Deloris still works, so our days are pretty open. That's usually an invitation for me to get out the AAA books and see what's interesting around here! One of the places we read about was the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting. Both Jack and I have a special love of all things related to firefighting - so that was a natural draw. What a GREAT place! It has hundreds of antique fire engines from all over the world, along with hundreds of helmets, badges, fire hydrants and other equipment, even a working, live communications center. Absolutely beautiful! It's a privately owned and run museum; started when a woman gave an antique engine to her husband to drive the grand kids around in. He liked it so much, he started buying more, "and the rest is history" as they say. What a great treasure to have in your town.
If you wish to see all the photos from this trip, you can view them on my Flickr account at:
...kicking back in Arizona, Marie
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