After too many long hours of driving straight across Arizona, up through the middle of California and Oregon, we are back at the farm. I figured it out that it takes (with reasonable driving conditions) 26 hours of driving to get back here from Tucson when driving through California. The older I get, the harder that seems. We had a lot of wind one day, a lot of boring many days, some heavy traffic where you have to watch every second for what some idiot (and that you don't become the idiot) might do. We did it in two long days and a short one this morning.
The time in Tucson was too short but how it had to be given we had obligations here. Not the least of which is a sweet one this week-end at the beach where we meet up with our kids and grandkids for some family time compliments of one of our grandson's wishes. Even though it means getting back in a car, we are happy to get that family time; but boy am I sick of roads.
The Tucson time was successful in that we got the things repainted and repaired that were needed, not all of the landscaping that I had hoped, not all of the hiking that I would have liked, but it was overall successful and what had to be done was-- plus some very good times. There will be some more photos from that next week and a few ideas that came to me on the long drive.
Although I will be gone again until Monday, I do have something set to auto post for Saturday that doesn't relate to the trip or the beach but that I have been meaning to write about.