Saturday, July 30, 2016

TUCSON AND BEYOND

Tucson is beautiful.  Unbelievable mountain ranges, and such a variety of cactus and plants.  I took almost 300 pictures and can't get my collage template to work, so I'll share a few of my favorites.

 We stayed in the Wycliffe apartments to accommodate retired missionaries or those on furlough.  They rent out available ones for visitors of Wycliffe missionaries.  It was very cute and I watched birds, roadrunners and rabbits out the window.
 The occasion for the trip was to celebrate Kris and Ted's 50th Anniversary.

 The setting was wonderful.


 
The room where it was held reminded them of their home in the village with the brick walls and red painted cement floor.  The dinner was absolutely delicious.

Don and I were thrilled to be part of their celebration and spend time with all the family and friends.  It was a weekend celebration.
Tuesday morning, after all the other guests and family had headed for home, Ted, Kris me and Don headed for Tombstone and Bisbee for a overnight holiday.

We stopped by the famous Tombstone Boothill Graveyard.  We've known our friend "George Johnson" for years, and we found a marker that I just had to take a picture to send to him.

"Here lies George Johnson
Hung by mistake 1882
He was wright
We was wrong
But we strung him up
and now he's gone!

Kris and I spotted a couple of Lawmen and they were gracious to let us have a picture with them before they headed off to the OK Coral.   
More on Tombstone and Bisbee tomorrow.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TUCSON ~ HERE WE COME


 Do you remember my childhood friend, Kris"?  These pictures were taken at my Mad Hatter Birthday party .  Kris and her husband, and Ted's brother Cliff and his wife Linda.



The trip to Tucson is to celebrate Kris and Ted's 50th Anniversary and also their retirement from Wycliffe Bible Translators.

I look forward to our trip and a lot of new pictures to share with you.

Don't plan to take my computer, so will take a break for a week starting Friday!

 

TEA TIME


This morning my breakfast of choice was English PG tips tea, English muffin with that yummy plum jam.  

Another trip is coming up real fast! Tucson AZ.  I'll share all about that tomorrow. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

BUTTER LETTUCE


 My new favorite lunch ~ Butter Lettuce wraps.  Today it's Chicken salad with raisins, chopped apricots, and peanuts.  It has such a nice combination of sweet from the apricots and raisins and crunch with the peanuts.  A great way to enjoy a sandwich without the bread!

We just had a new "Grocery Outlet" open in our town and they have wonderfully fresh butter lettuce still on the root.  Keeps really well in the refrigerator.  I bought two, and one is almost gone.  It's also a nice lettuce to add to a salad.

Do you like Butter Lettuce?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

SUMMER READING ~SURPRISE ENDING


Most of my summer reading has been Alexander McCall Smith.  I love his gentle stories and the interesting characters he introduces in his books.  I'm working on the 44 Scotland Street series, and waiting for the one I was missing from the series from Amazon used books.

In the meantime, I picked up a book in the Villa Ramona small library.  "Only Time Will Tell".  It turned out to be a great story with a lot of history, but the last sentence in the book was a complete twist I didn't expect......My mouth dropped open.  I had to read it several times...and then I just laughed and thought, Mr. Archer you pulled off a great surprise ending!!!!!!!

Trains and Lovers is a short book, following the lives of 4 people who meet on a train and their stories.  Very interesting and thought provoking on love.

I enjoy seeing what other bloggers are reading, and have decided I will read "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Backman after seeing the review from my blog friend Terra who gives it 5 stars.  You can read her review at this link.
http://terragarden.blogspot.com/2016/07/book-beginnings-man-called-ove.html

Are you doing any summer reading??