We spent the weekend in Tucson.
It's just 5 hours away, so not too bad a drive.
We got to spend a day with our good friend, Amy, and her kids that we knew in Italy. (They were visiting Tucson too.) We took the kids to the zoo.
Amy & I wanted our picture taken together - Mike thought it would be funny if we stood under the WARTY PIG sign! (I guess we thought it would be funny too, or we wouldn't have done it!)
I didn't get any pictures this time, but we had lunch at In-N-Out Burger. Have you EVER had lunch at In-N-Out? It is SO delicious! You used to find them only in California, but they have ventured into Arizona, Nevada, Utah and even Texas (completely skipping over New Mexico!). If you have one nearby, you MUST try it! My favorite is a Double Double. This is me (my hand & my Double Double) as Zac & I were leaving Tucson last January.
Here's the In-N-Out menu at an In-N-Out in California last March.
**In-N-Out WAS a highlight of our trip to Tucson, but not THE highlight. I'm just trying to join in Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday and the letter for the day is I.**
After lunch, we took the kids to the park, Mike & Joey got to watch a football game back at the hotel -we don't have tv at home, so this was probably a highlight for Mike. :) The girls and I met up with our friends later for dinner, shopping and coffee. It was SO great to see them - I wish we could get together more often.
Sunday was spent with my aunt, uncle and cousins. We had a GREAT time & were so glad we got to see them all. We ate out, toured their homes, discovered old Legos and found a great new dessert. U-Swirl. Frozen yogurt (and toppings) by the ounce. Yum!
Monday was our last day in Tucson. We hit Costco, Cheesecake Factory and...the Wonderbread store. I bought Hostess Raspberry filled donuts. Does anyone else like these, or is it just me? I love those things and I can never find them anywhere! I bought the last 3 boxes and I'm sure they'll be gone in no time!
We made a quick stop in Bowie, AZ on our way home. We kept seeing signs for "REALLY GOOD FRESH JERKY" and we just happened to stop at the place selling the REALLY GOOD JERKY. You know what? It was REALLY GOOD JERKY! I wish we would have bought more. If you ever travel along I-10 and happen to notice signs for Bowie, AZ, you must stop at the Shell station on the north side of the freeway for some of Dwayne's REALLY GOOD FRESH JERKY. (I just found his website - Looks like you can buy it online)
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