Monday, February 8, 2010

A Winner and a Trip!

Congratulations to Grum, who won my gently used copy of "The Crayon Messages" by Christine Thackeray! Send your snail mail address to and I'll get it on its way!

Last weekend I went to Tucson to see the blessing of grandson #2, James Connor Parsons.

My husband and I love being grandparents, especially when he gets to play trains with William!

Another fun part is going to the zoo. The Tuscon Zoo takes about an hour, which is just right for a nearly three-year-old. We got to see the elephants being trained.

And saw many peacocks, one of which was an albino! New to us!

We also got a chance to attend the "Tucson Gem and Mineral Show". Loads of very cool things to see, and great jewelery to buy. People from all over the world were there, speaking many languages. Everyone seemed to understand the phrase "How much?" We even had an Australian offer us a pedicab ride back to our car! One highlight was this man pulling a wagon selling coconuts. The outsides had been removed, and when you bought one, he whipped out his machete, whacked off the top, flipped out the extra piece, stuck in a straw and a spoon, and handed you an icy treat! Heather bought one to take home to her hubby, but just had to sample some (as you can see). It was almost her birthday, after all!

We had a blast, and were sad to leave, but looking forward to the next time!