Sunday, March 1, 2009

Of Cramming as Much as We Can Into Our Lovely Arizona Days!

What a great week my last week in Arizona has been. (As have all the other weeks!) Here are a few of the highlights.

First of all, Charity and I have been doing the 6 week 100 pushup challenge, and we finally made it to 100 pushups! Yeah! (To be completely honest, we don't do them all in one fell swoop--there are small breaks in between sets.) For some reason, Charity always likes to face mecca when she does the pushups...?!

Wednesday we went to a rodeo parade in honor of rodeo days here. There were a plethora of horses--not really any floats to speak of, but it was fun. (At least for the first hour or so--then it just got a little repetative!) My real parade entertainment was the black lady I sat next to from California. Apparently, this was her first parade, and she was quite fascinated by all the horses. Boy, she really got into those high school marching bands too; dancing, and was great!

Swimming on, but slightly chilly...

Friday we went to the Desert Museum. It was very cool! We got to hunt for minerals and cool rocks, go cave exploring, visit the hummingbird enclosure, the kids got to be archeologists, we got to see otters and a live bird show...

Yesterday we went to a little "Rodeo Roundup" event the homeowners association sponsors here. The kids got to ride horses, visit a petting zoo, go on a little train ride, enjoy the huge bounce toys...very fun. Then, in the evening, we had a fire and the kids enjoyed roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. The adults enjoyed Charity's steak, salad, mashed potatoes, and grilled brown sugar coconut pineapple, and a rousing game of Settlers of Catan after the kids were in bed!

Today we are going to take a drive through the Saguaro forest. I am excited about that!

Oh, I am going to miss all of this! Charity and Dave are wonderful hosts, and I have sure appreciated them letting us stay here.

1 comment:

Hardin Family said...

Wow, how do the Texas Hardin's get in on an Arizona vacation?

Sounds like so much fun.
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