Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Change of Plans

2/10 - First truly rainy day since we have been here. Rained off and on most of the day. We went to the University of Arizona and checked out a small Ansel Adams exhibit, then to the Arizona State History Museum. An excellent pottery exhibit, a nice native jewelry exhibit and an outstanding history of native peoples of the Southwest, tribe by tribe. Kind of depressing when we see what the “white man” did to the rather sophisticated native culture that existed before we arrived, but fascinating nevertheless.

We have had a change of plans. As we mentioned before Dennis’ mom has been ill and she has surgery scheduled for next Tuesday. We were planning on heading for Florida at the end of February and spending eight days on the road. Now we will leave Friday morning and try to get there in four days. We would have left sooner, but there is snow and ice forecast for New Mexico and Texas tonight and into Thursday. Should all be cleared out by Friday.

2/11 - Regular class at Tucson Yoga, then Nancy went to Elements in Balance Spa for a pedicure. We had lunch at the Chocolate Iguana on Fourth St, stopped at the Food Conspiracy, and then went to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center. This is the original show which started all the gem and mineral hoo-haa in Tucson. Very interesting and a lot of spectacular jewelry and loose gems. Much better quality than we saw at the Electric Park show last week.

Back home in the afternoon, loaded the car on the truck and did some prep work getting things in the trailer ready to travel. Plan on hitting the road early tomorrow morning and making a banzai run to Florida. It is 2,064 miles and we plan on making it in 3-1/2 to 4 days. Seems like a lot, but 500 miles in a day is a breeze in the Volvo!

We'll let you all know how the trip goes. One other thing - congratulations to our friend Felicia on her new job! Nice work!

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