Summer Life in the 928 and 520.

I introduced my husband to because he LOVES to read, and this is where I find him.  =)  I think it's adorable he's logging all his books into his online library.  He has no idea I even took a picture!!  I'm so sneaky.
We had some friends use Hotline to get an awesome hotel in Tucson the other weekend, so we decided to try the gamble ourselves and we put their same exact info into Hotline, knew we had a 33% chance at it ...and got something totally different.  Ha.

But the Lodge at Vantana Canyon ended up being beautiful!  So I likened this place unto a Park City-ish feel, but just not cold.

It was a golfer's dream with 36 holes and probably more people on golf carts driving around than in cars.  The day we got up there it was almost storming, so it was ideal golf weather I presume.  It was also ideal walk-around-and-take-picture-without-saturated-hair, weather.

There was one pool that had a pool party going on.  Aside from adventuring and sightseeing, this is our main reason for weekend venturing, really.  Pool-ing, relaxing, snacking.

Husband:  "You are one fine cow!"
Me:  "Awh, tha..wait, what?  Cow?"

Venturing and maybe spending time with my hub.  Just maybe.  I really am going to have to carry a pen and paper around to note all the hilarious sayings Ben will randomly pop off with.  He makes me laugh so hard.  Like when he endearingly calls me a cow.

Instead of palm trees everywhere, the Ventana had a ton of cactuses ...cacti...I'm not sure the plural form of such word.  Some were entirely massive and my first thought was that I wouldn't want to be standing near this during an earthquake.  A most certain death by cactus.

While swimming I looked up and saw a waterfall a little ways up.  We decided to meander up these random trails to go check it out.

We explored 4th Avenue in Tucson, where it seems all the University of Arizona students hang out, and it's by the campus there.  Though we ended up at Tucson's RA.

The drive to Tucson is 130+ miles so I figure there is a 3/4% chance of being pulled per mile (saying each mile is equal in chance) for this drive.  There is also only a .007% chance of being pulled over within the same 50 feet.

Lesson learned.  Do not go 8 over in the middle of nowhere.
In other news, we got a Garmin watch!  I'm so happy!!!  I guess I've been in the dinosaur ages.  I've been mapping my jogging routes online and then using my cell phone to time me.  It worked for me.
Nobody needs a jogging buddy for motivation, but rather just a watch that documents the run and helps you set new PRs.  It documents e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and makes graphs that are motivating (at least to us).  I love graphs.  Ben's run like so...

I think this will be a good investment.  :)

Have a nice summer week!!  Miss you all!


  1. It looks gorgeous up there! I love the pictures. Is all those books yours in the background.

  2. looks like such a fun little getaway!!

  3. Man you guys really know how to have a great time together! I SO love that about you two. :)

    Christy, you look like "One fine cow" in that bathrobe!! was nice to see you actually looking halfway as frumpy as the rest of us look all. the. time. ;)