I can't believe how time seems to be flying by. We have been in Tucson for over 20 days visiting with old friends, meeting new friends and just getting stuff done.
Carol and Ronnie stopped by for a week and were our next door neighbors. We were busy with appointments, but did manage to get in a nice bike ride, a walk in Sabino Canyon Recreational Area, and an early dinner at Mi Nidito. Sabino Canyon is one of my favorite places to spend time when in Tucson and I was excited to share it with Ronnie and Carol. While we were there, we watched a mama and daddy roadrunner building a nest in a tree near the Visitor Center. Sorry for a blurry picture...they both worked so hard and steady ! Such a treat to see.
We met Sue and Dave last April in Moab and they are just down the street. We met Pam and John last February right here in Tucson and they are just two rows over. Jodee and Bill were here for a week and we finally got to meet them. We all enjoyed several happy hours and visits...its so much fun connecting !
Joe and I have been checking things off the list. First off, doctor appointments for Joe.
We made three visits to Arizona Oncology for Joe's blood work, PET and CT scans, and to see the doctor. We are so happy to report that Joe is two years cancer free and will not have to return for anymore six month check- ups...yipee ! That means no more hot August stays in Tucson ! Joe also aced his dermatology appointment this time...no MOHS surgery either. Yes, life is good !
After a weekend of storms, high winds and lots of rain,
Monday dawned with blue skies, white fluffy clouds, a cool breeze and lots of sunshine. The perfect day for a bike ride. We chose Rillito River Park Bikeway. There is a nice paved parking lot across the street from Trader Joe's (located on N. Campbell Ave.) and the bikeway goes in both directions for as many miles as you want to go.
We passed a farm and Just had to circle back to get a pictures of the billy goats. This one was sound asleep with his head propped up in tree.
Yesterday with warmer temps, we opted for a hike. Tanque Verde Canyon was at the top of my list so off we went. It's so nice to have a hubby that says he will follow me anywhere !
In another couple of weeks the desert floor will be yellow. The Brittlebush is covered in buds.
I love this hike. It's short and sweet, steep down and steep up, the canyon walls are beautiful, the vegetation is amazing, and what's not to love about water in the desert. But, the best part is rock scrambling among the boulders and flowing water in the river.
Just a quick update on Dover. She is doing great after her bout with acute pancreatitis. We have her on a low fat, high protein diet which seems to be agreeing with her and with Jack and Sally .
HAPPY TRAILS !