We were both born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, among tall evergreen trees and “don’t mind the rain” attitudes. I never expected to love the desert, but the more time we spend in the southwest, the more I enjoy discovering the many cacti varieties and their shapes. The longer we live in the RV, the more I crave the sun and its warmth. This week we’ve been staying at Gilbert Ray Campground, a county park just outside of Tucson. Last time we were in Tucson we stayed at an RV park in town, which was convenient but not our favorite place we’ve stayed. Gilbert Ray, however, is very near the Desert Museum we visited last time and Saguaro National Park, which we visited this time. It’s been a lovely place to enjoy the desert scapes and soak up a little sun too.