Our Goddess Gathering that is–Wednesday I drove into Tucson to the house we had rented. I opened the door and starting saying, “WOW” out loud as I wandered through the house. The house was reasonably priced, had four bedrooms, more than ample living space and a gorgeous outdoor living area. I was so impressed with this lovely home as were my girlfriends. Kelly and Elaine arrived just after lunch time on Wednesday and we headed off to find a late lunch and groceries while we waited for Shirley to arrive.
Thursday we spent the morning drinking coffee and catching up–then headed off to find lunch. Our original plans were to visit the St. Xavier Mission. But when two of the ladies noticed the huge saguaros in the parking lot of the restaurant and said they had never been to Tucson, we changed plans. We were within a few miles of the east Saguaro National Park entrance and decided to take the loop drive through the park.
There must have been a memo about wearing white shirts! 🙂 🙂
We spent lots of time at the house–dining on the patio beside the pool and last night tried to take some group photos with the camera and tripod. I think I wore out the girls as we got a little silly and giggly!
Friday we visited the St. Xavier Mission–an amazing structure considering its age!!
All that walking around at the church made us hungry for ice cream–Dairy Queen it was! Back at the guest house we spent our last evening out on the patio and Saturday morning we all departed for home. As just as soon as it began, it’s over–until next year!
I braved Costco after dropping the ladies at the airport–what a zoo!! Once I left the parking lot I called the Cowboy to tell him I was leaving Tucson. He told me he had heard on the radio about an accident on I-10 just east of Benson which had freeway traffic slowed. By the time I got to Benson, 40 minutes later, the freeway traffic was at a dead standstill–I sat in one place for over 30 minutes.
And–I am officially a “Senior!” While visiting the Saguaro National Park I purchased a lifetime senior national parks pass–I just missed being able to buy the pass for $10 but my 62 birthday fell just 10 days after they raised the cost to $80!–still a bargain!