Thursday, June 9, 2016

Day 3: Food, Friends, and Cacti

I've learned as I'm preparing this post that I need to take pictures of the food before we eat it. So there will be no mouth watering pixels for you to salivate over but hopefully my descriptions will suffice. 

We started the day at Saguaro National Park and we saw a different type of forest.  You can see all of the cacti in the photo below. Did you know that one arm can take 70 years to grow? So those things are literally older than dirt. 

As we drive through Tucson on the way to our lunch destination, we came across this excellent piece of artwork on the side of an art gallery. I love this stuff, don't you? 

We moved our day along to Todd's cousin Jen's and she made a mouthwatering homemade butternut squash soup. Beside that, was a decadent quiche with homegrown zucchini, and some delectable bruschetta with basil and tomatoes from their garden. It's was a feast for kings, which we appeared to be today. We did have a few mishaps with our drinks though. Jenny spilled hers while cutting the quiche and John knocked his over and actually broke his wine glass. Luckily there were refills on the mango mimosas which were delightful!

We rounded out our day with photo ops with all of the beautiful flowering plants here in Tucson. We've somehow come to town during "the bloom" and everything is just gorgeous. 

My day ended with some time in Aunt Yvonna's pool and some time with a new book, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Then dinner was chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, and beans - followed by banana cake and ice cream. I promise that I'll start taking photos of the food. Besides the company, they were the best part of the day. 

The girls are hanging out with their cousins, playing video games, cards, and going to the mall. They even saw a movie today. 

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