Friday, October 28, 2011
What a refreshing time we had in Tucson! Funny, since our annual religious convention couldn't have been held in a drier place. But we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Southwest.
We rented a convertible and drove with the top down nearly all the time (in blazing 97 degree weather all the way down to cool 72 degree evenings ):
In our spare time, we toured Old Tucson, the movie set where hundreds of Westerns have been filmed:
We ventured into some national parks and took in the flora and fauna:
I got to experience "zero gravity" (not really, but it was the name of this a fun trampoline/bungee jumping combo):
We enjoyed one particularly memorable steak meal (I had the pecan crusted sirloin, Jeff the prime rib):
We took a side trip to IKEA in Phoenix while we were up that way. It wasn't planned, but when we saw the mammoth Swedish store, we couldn't resist. It's only in major cities, so I go whenever I can!
Our flights to and fro were thankfully uneventful, which is about the best that can be hoped for in economy class seating. We've returned home invigorated and excited to take on the challenges ahead!