Friday, January 9, 2015

Family and Saguaros

We left Yuma Monday morning for Davis Monthan Air Force Base Fam Camp in Tucson.  When we told people in Yuma we were headed for Tucson, almost unanimously we heard "Brrr, it's so cold there" -- which is funny to this originally midwestern girl and her Pacific Northwest husband who now call northern Utah home. Everything is relative.

It was also amusing to Bev's Ohio brother and sister-in-law who spent yesterday and today with us. Bob and Suzie live in Brecksville, Ohio, near Cleveland. I kept checking their weather at home: "Hey, it's 11 degrees in Brecksville with a wind chill of minus 20."  It's a good time to be in the southwest.

Suzie, Bob and Bev at Saguaro National Forest East.  It was in the mid 60s and rained all day, but at least it wasn't 20 below with the wind chill.  Suzie is a retired college professor and Bob is a veterinarian.  
Hazards of the desert:  While taking a photo of Bob and Suzie in front of a saguaro, Bev accidentally crouched  too close to a cholla and got a buttful of stickers.  Bob and Suzie tried tried their best, but some of the spines worked their way in so well I had to later use tweezers.
Suzie, Bob, Bev and Jim at Bev's favorite Tucson restaurant, El Charro, where Bob and Suzie treated us to dinner on Bev's birthday.
Last but not least:  Bev and her Ohio State cap.  Go Buckeyes!  Win Monday night's Nutquacker Bowl!