Monday, July 3, 2017

Cabin Again

I know - I've been quite remiss in my postings as of late. So will go back and recap what has been happening.

The end of May we were back up to the cabin and again cleanup around the cabin was in order. We needed to get all of it bagged up and out on the street for pickup before 6/15. So this was our last chance to get this work done. Here are some of our piles we needed to bag up.

 After we got all the pine needles and pinecones picked up we needed to cut down new growth oak trees we  didn't want to grow into mature oak trees.
 This is our fruit of labor - I sure was glad when we got that finished and could just relax and enjoy our time at the cabin. The weather was beautiful. We found out that there are an influx of a lot of people to this area over holiday weekends. We made the mistake of going to Safeway on that Friday afternoon. It took us forever to buy the ingredients for our making our cookies to satisfy our craving, the checkout lines were at least 15 deep. Won't make that mistake again.
 For something to do, we took an overnight trip to Phoenix where we stayed at the Sheraton Downtown again. Went to a car show at the convention center which turned out not worth it, all low-riders (nothing against them, just not our cup of tea). But we did have dinner on the 24th floor of the Hyatt which is a revolving restaurant. Had an enjoyable dinner which was quite good, we chose an excellent bottle of wine and watched all the sites of Phoenix.
 It takes about 1 hour to make one revolution, and we made it around probably 1 1/2 times. This was worth the trip to Phoenix.
Enjoyed breakfast the next morning at the Sheraton then headed back home. Nice to get out of 107 degrees in Tucson to experience 112 degrees in Phoenix.
OK, now we are up to date. Here we are back up to the cabin over the 4th of July extended weekend. Came up on Thursday afternoon, got some work done around the yard on Friday, grilled a turkey that evening and had a wonderful dinner. Then Sat. afternoon Jamie and Eddie came up to visit us. We took them of a tour around the area and ended up at The Cattlemen's Steakhouse for dinner, pretty good. Enjoyed our dessert of homemade apple pie out on the patio. Sunday morning we went for our 4 mile walk around the area. They headed back home after we had lunch at the Torreon Country Club restaurant. It was so nice to have them visit us so we could share our little bit of paradise.
 This morning we were back at it again! It never ends.
The temps at the cabin have been a bit warmer than usual - the upper 80s to low 90s, so a little sticky sitting out on the deck during wine hour, but still a relief from the Tucson temps at 107. It's been such a hot June and July is just continuing on. We'll be heading out early tomorrow morning to head home hopefully before all the traffic.

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