Monday, December 6, 2010

Caught Up... Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

I feel special...I get to catch up on all my blogs in the air.  This is a first for me.  It has also been the bumpiest flight I've ever flown to Tucson.  Even though I'm writing this on Sunday it probably won't be posted until Monday or Tuesday because I think I have a pretty packed day on Monday and I don't know if I'll have time to write a post.  

Everything written in purple is written on Monday from Academy Village.  I did have a packed day and I'm just now settling into the townhouse I'm staying in.  I was hoping for wifi in the townhouse, but no such luck.  But, there is a computer room in the Community Center, which is where I am now so no complaints. 

Welcome to Pidge, a new follower.  I've noticed your comments on other blogs and I welcome you to my blog.

I went back and took another look at the display I showed on my last post, and have some new pictures.  Unfortunately, the connection from my camera to computer is in the belly of the plane so I'll show them later.  I also got pictures of a floor to ceiling column that has a gorgeous mosaic, dedicated to the artist's father.   I still don't have the pictures from the airport on my computer so I can't show them yet.  Probably tomorrow.

There's one place in particular outside of Tucson that I hope to get to.  It's called Texas Canyon and has the most interesting rock formations.  There's a rest area in the middle that I'll go to and get some pictures to share.  Maybe I'll drive there tomorrow (Tuesday).  I don't have any plans until 7 PM when I'm meeting my friend whose husband is in intensive care.  I got to talk to her for a short time today and he's conscious now but still in intensive care.  I haven't seen her since June 2010 and I'm looking forward to seeing her.  I had lunch with another really good friend today who is a fantastic stained glass artist. 

I looked at a number of houses today and didn't buy anything.  There's one I really like, with a pool in the backyard, but it has street noise and that's a no no for me.  I currently live on a busy and noisy street and I'm not going to buy a house with street noise.  I also had RVing in the back of my mind all day thinking how I could just pack up and leave if it was noisy. 

Speaking of RVing.  The snowbirds are in town and I can't believe the's terrible.  I don't recall it being this way when I lived here and I can't say that I like it.  The UofA is also in session so that increases the population by 30,000+, so between the students and snowbirds...look out. 

I'm aware that I'm pretty tired so I'm going to close for now.  The weather was terrific today.  I got to wear sandals and ended up not needing the sleeveless vest I started out with.  I liked that.  Supposed to be nice all week.

Quite happy with the sunshine,



  1. Soak up the warmth while you can! :)

  2. It's funny, once you start thinking RV, you see them everywhere. With depressed housing prices, perhaps you could find a nice small house in Tucson and buy an RV. Then you could go back and forth between Seattle and Arizona.

  3. You are sure off to a flying start in Tucson. I can't believe how much you've done on just your first day! Hope you get all your camera gear from the plane so you can post some pics.

  4. Jeana, Glad you made it to Tucson safe and sound. Where are you staying? Near the UA? Yes, locals complain about the snowbird traffic every winter. Great for the local economy though. Looking forward to your pictures!

  5. We live in Sierra Vista, which is about 70 miles southeast of Tucson, and just visit Tucson as needed. The summers are cooler, but then so are the winters, but not too unpleasant. My husband is a University of Arizona graduate and cannot believe the congestion in Tucson now.

    We live in a mobile home community where there is a regulation RV campground as well as manufactured homes. We love the concept. We have always had an RV since 1985, and enjoy going out on trips.

    I have been fascinated by Academy Village, and wondered what it was all about. Will you be blogging more about it?

    Judie Ashford