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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Road Trip

Today we went to Tucson. Our neighbors were kind enough to watch Izzie for the day and so we spent the day in Tucson. It was an interesting trip to say the least. On the way we went through Florence which has several Federal prisons. One of them had an execution scheduled today, at 10:00 a m to be exact, which was about 20 minutes before we drove by it. Needless to say there was quiet a bit of traffic due to all the TV networks that were there.  Then on the way home we got caught in a roadblock, set up because of an armed bank robbery, it took forever to get home. But we had a good time in between. Went to lunch at one of our favorite places and did a bit of shopping, then we drove around the historical district. We were talking about how much that area of Tucson looks so much like New Orleans when we realized that both areas were settled by the Spanish so it makes some sense that they are similar. 

Except for the plants, the colors, the style makes me think of New Orleans.

We had lunch at La Placita, one of our favorites.

I had carne seca and J had flautas at La Placita

I love the flora and fauna here

This is the courtyard at Plaza de Palmino
It was a nice road trip, then when we came home we sat out under the stars talking with our neighbors who will be leaving on Thursday.

Tomorrow is perfect for a " Joycie day" neither of us has any plans, so I hope it will be a lazy day. It will be in the 90"s, so I think it will be too hot to do anything.  Hope you all are having a good week.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt


  1. You're getting to be a great photographer, the pictures are clear and bright with color. Do you check to see when I put a comment in? Missing you, hoping the time flies before you get home.

  2. The pictures were beautiful. Looks warm and relaxing. Sounds like you're having a rough time now being away from IL and your friends in the park leaving. I hope the time goes quickly for you and you have more days like this one where you can enjoy the beauty. Love ya and miss you!