Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Lesley and Leo Join Us In Tucson
Lesley and Leo came to spend a week with us, arriving late afternoon on the 17th. For Lesley, this was a return to the area where she lived from age 8 to age 17; for Leo, it was a first look at the Sonoran Desert – he, of course, had seen the Mojave Desert around Las Vegas, but that is dramatically different from the Sonoran.
We did pretty much the predictable things with them – breakfast at Coyote Pause, dinner at Los Nopales and also at The House of Cheng (both right in the Tucson Estates community and very good), a day at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (more on that later), half a day visit to Old Tucson (the John Wayne era movie set, now a tourist trap), a day trip to Tubac and Tumacacori with a stop in Green Valley, swimming in the community pool for Leo, observing the hummingbirds at our patio feeder, an afternoon at Stitch 'n' Chatter for Lesley and Clara, time spent examining the many and varied cacti in the adjoining desert areas or in the landscaping of homes in the community.
A good time was had by all – well, almost
all . . . Clara was hung up with a nasty cold part of the time . . .