Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pima County Fairgrounds Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, my favorite town. We are just here enroute to the east. Will leave Monday or Tuesday.

When we were getting things ready to go at Casa Grande, we found our water pump had sprung a leak. It was leaking at the motor end all the way down where the brushes are. Terry says this is really unusual, but it was still working. The problem was that it was leaking, whether we were using the pump or hooked directly to water. So we had to be careful because if it went out completely, we would not be able to use any water. This is one reason we came to Tucson. We knew we would be able to get a pump at Camping World, so after we set up camp, that is where we went.

We plan to relax tomorrow and watch the Daytona 500 also. I also need some down time so I can get our taxes ready to go and we have some other paperwork to do.

The Pima County Fairgrounds are on the far east side of the city, but I-10 is only a mile up the road and there is easy access to anything here. We have been here before. We have a full hook-up site, but since there is a horse venue going on, we are really crammed in here. We cannot put our awning out and we have to squeeze the dog pen alongside the coach, but it is do-able. The campground host has told us that this horse show is a big event and we can get in free. They said there is a lot of big talent with a grand prize of $25,000. We may go over and see some of it if we have time.

I have a trivia question for you. On the way down here from Casa Granda, there is a small airport and on the grounds of the airport is a very odd structure. Do any of you know what this is? It's a little blurry, but I was a good half-mile away and I enlarged it so you could see the structure clearly. I'm not sure I know the answer, but someone did tell me something that could be the answer.

Till next time. . .

Dale

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dale,

We saw that structure on Friday morning when we went for fuel. I wondered what it was also. It was neat though, we saw about 18 or so parachute jumpers falling to the ground - with the chute open of course! Still don't know why anyone would jump out of a perfectly good airplane! Let me know when you find out what the building is.

We were going to come over to say farewell, but ya'll were gone!

Janice

Dale said...

Janice,

We saw jumpers, too, when we drove by this the first time. My first thought (being from tornado alley), was that it was some sort of weather alert system. Figured they had to be some kind of horn, since they are curved and you cannot fill them with anything, like grain.

Dale

Snackmaster & Jan said...

We saw those too. Jokingly, we decided they were to suck the parachuters in that got off course. :-) Also, there is a restaurant there that gives you a good view of the parachuters landing. Maybe that's it?

Good seeing you in Casa Grande.

Dale said...

Anyone else with any theories? I did some research on the one Dave told me about and that was it. So I have a definitive answer for the "horns" of Arizona as we call them.

Dale

Anonymous said...

Ok Dale, give it up - what is it?

I really like Jan's theory about sucking off course jumpers in - LOL!

Inquiring minds want to know.....

Janice

Dale said...

Well, my brother-in-law suggested it was for shooting down space aliens. I like that one.

I'll post the answer soon.

Dale

Tab & Deanna said...

It is a weather direction mortifier. It takes the axis of the winds and mixes with the jet streams to create a stable air for the planes to land thus preventing wind shear. They are quite popular in the west as the flat lands can create incredible winds.

Dale said...

Close Tab, real close. Basically just blowing hot air, huh?

I am posting the answer on my main page.

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions.

Dale

Tab & Deanna said...

That hurts Dale. :(

Dale said...

Tab and Deanna,

I didn't mean YOU blowing hot air, I thought you meant the horns were blowing hot air to change the weather!

Dale

Tab & Deanna said...

Oh Sure! cover that up now. :)