Thursday, April 07, 2005

Tucson, Arizona ... Whispering Palms RV Park ...

Going back to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, March 30th.

On the way home from Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point, the American name,) ...

(apologies for the dirty windshield) ....

... we spent one night at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. They have a lovely RV park once limited in RV size but now expanded and experimenting with the big rigs. The view was breathtaking, calming, one with all that is.

The desert is just beginning to bloom.

We arrived in Tucson on Thursday, March 31st, and Marilyn began her much anticipated visit with her brother Guy and his wife, June. I checked into the Whispering Palms for a week.

On Sunday Marilyn and I went to the Unity Church, which is always a haven away from home. The Tucson church has a lovely sanctuary, a terrific husband and wife team of ministers, and their grounds around is a lovely desert landscape.

Hanging Fruit Cholla.

Ma and Pa!

Cholla and Ocotillo (the tall stuff)

Palo Verde trees.

That evening we met up for dinner with Suzanne Seay from our Copper Canyon trip. She took us to a Mongolian Barbeque which was delicious and outstanding.

On Saturday I found the Tucson Dowsers, who had three women sharing the speaker's platform.

Phyllis Winslow, Ellie Drew and Mary Wolken-Rodriguez.

Homer Hefty, co-founder with his wife, Marge, of the Tucson Dowsers many years ago, crossed to the other side in late 2003 and found his voice in this realm through Ellie Drew, who has written a best seller book: "Partnering with Spirit:Homer's Journey." I so resonated with Ellie that I made an appointment with her for a private reading. Fascinating!

Our last night in Tucson, Marilyn and I were invited to break bread with Doris Walenta, a New Mexico landowner (all three of us) in the Harmonious Earth Community, a friend and artist ...

That was Marilyn overseeing Doris making a most delicious spinach salad. The dinner that followed of angel hair pasta, kalamata olive bread and a fine Pinot Noir ... together with the company ... ooh, lala.

Doris does sculpting, being her mode of expression at the present moment. She went to Italy to take a class, went to the quarry to pick out her "stone," and this is the finished result. Magnificent!

Doris is also an expert on clay and teaches classes in Tucson. This is a sample of her many vases displayed in her home.

Marilyn went to the Tucson Airport this morning, April 7th, to fly home to Baltimore. Home. Well, her car is there and her daughter and grandchildren. I think her home is now "on the road" as it appears is mine, having spent only 3 months in New Mexico during 2004. Her trailer is in Florida, where she will drive to pick up before April 15th. Hmm-m-m-m, tax day. I am a good girl and mine are filed long ago.

This ends the Baja 2005 trip. Thanks, Marilyn, for calling me last October and suggesting such a journey. What a ride!

Our prayer for protection each morning
as we started out. It will be my prayer
each morning as I start out henceforth:

The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us;
The presence of God watches
over us;
Wherever we are, God is!


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