Last time we were in Tucson (January through March of 2012) everything was so new. Our first time at a military RV park! Airplanes parked practically next to the RVs! Cactus everywhere! Warm winter weather! The Desert Museum, the Saguaro National Parks, the Tucson Art Museum, gravel front yards...!
This Tucson visit, I’m having a harder time coming up with post topics. To be honest, we’ve spent a lot of time doing stuff we’d do if we were home in Salt Lake. We go to a great gym here on base. We eat out some. We go on walks (well, we might not be doing that because it's to darn cold right now is SLC). I’ve been going to second hand stores. Jim’s been watching the football. Tomorrow we’ll watch the inauguration. We took Cooper to a dog park. We went to another movie (Silver Lining Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; we both thought it was so-so. If you can only see one movie, see Argo.) We had another problem at home with the furnace (which was fixed Friday) so we’ve been talking with our house-sitting kids about that.
We had a Big Love-watching marathon and viewed the last five hours of the HBO series in one sitting. Big Love is about a Salt Lake City home improvement store owner and his polygamist family. Polygamy gets lots of press in Salt Lake City (the Salt Lake Tribune even has a polygamy “beat”) and the show weaves some real-life Utah and polygamy-related events into its plots, which we found interesting. But now that we’re done, we won’t have to see the crazy, demonic brother-in-law Alby and the just-as-crazy-but-evil-in-a-different-way-sister-wife Nikki. Thank goodness.
We also celebrated our wedding anniversary and Jim’s birthday this week. Anniversary Number Nine was celebrated with a movie (the previously mentioned Silver Linings Playbook) and dinner at El Charro, our favorite Tucson Mexican restaurant. For Jim’s birthday (which is today) we went to the kind of cleverly named pub “Sir Veza’s” for lunch and watched part of the 49ers - Falcon’s game. Happy anniversary and birthday, my dear. And to Jim's sister, Cathy, who shares his birthday.
As for posting on our blog: I’ll either get motivated and do something new so I can write about it, or we’ll move the rig and put ourselves in a new location. Or both.