Hanging Out in Tucson: Studebakers, Cowboys, Hikes, Owls and Art

This past month of January was of the colder ones on record here in Tucson. Not that we will get much sympathy from our friends and family back in the Midwest.  But it has been a great month for us to get out and about around Tucson.  Craig took the Studebaker out to Tanque Verde Ranch … Continue reading Hanging Out in Tucson: Studebakers, Cowboys, Hikes, Owls and Art

Seven Falls and Cactus Forest Trail Hikes

Time for a little catch up blogging.  I am a little behind writing about our hiking adventures.  We had set goals of hiking once a week.  But like with many things, life has a way of modifying your goals.  Fortunately for us, the modifications were all for good things.  Old friends visiting, family visiting, and … Continue reading Seven Falls and Cactus Forest Trail Hikes

Hiking Season Begins: Saguaro National Park East

There is an old saying here in Tucson, “if you can’t stand the 100’s, you do not deserve the 70’s”.  Well, it’s not that we can’t stand the 100’s, it’s just we prefer them sitting around a pool with a cold drink.  On the contrary, the 70’s are made for hiking, and that time of year has … Continue reading Hiking Season Begins: Saguaro National Park East

Family Vacations

Every other year the past 10 years, we would escape the cold of the Midwest and head to the Florida Keys for a long weekend of sun, food, beaches, and hanging out.  But this year was a little different.  Since we had moved to Tucson and everyone’s schedules had gotten crazy, the family decided to all come here for a stay-cation.  Since there were no hotel costs, we used “the fund” to pay for our entertainment and filling our stomachs.

History in New Jersey

After a short detour to Southern California for some work meetings, our hop-scotch trip continued as we headed east to New Jersey.  It has been over a year since we were out to see the east coast “big city” family.  In between our visits they had moved, both graduated from their master’s programs and both started … Continue reading History in New Jersey