We are in Tucson courtesy parking at some friends' house. Our arrival in Tucson was the most difficult parking job we've had, yet...by far. It was a jigsaw puzzle with trailers and trucks as the pieces. We ended up having to back the Airstream up a driveway between the chain link fence and the cactus garden. At one point the turn was so tight we had to unhitch and reposition the truck to make the turn. But we made it and now have water, sewer, and 15 amp electricity.
We are parked under a carport for shade and there is a grapefruit tree right next to us. Outside the front door is a treehouse and our hosts have even provided a playmates for our children.
Our hosts are incredibly accommodating, and we've already learned a ton from them and the 3 other RV families that are courtesy parking here, too. One family is writing a book together. Another one was showing us impressive decline push-ups on the picnic table. Their kids are teaching our kids about Minecraft (an iPad game Silas got for Christmas). We now know what a cajon is (box-type drum you sit on and play) and have enjoyed hearing it played around the campfire. Most importantly we have met families who are rearranging their lives to accommodate environments for learning, exploring, and creating stronger relationships with each other.
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