Blogs from Tucson, Arizona, United States, North America - page 16


North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson August 11th 2008

So, I've been job hunting. This has been my quest: to find a secure job that will give me enough hours and at least $8 an hour. Of course you all heard about the coffee cart on campus. That place is called "Common Grounds" and it seems pretty relaxed. I'll be working this little kiosk-type of thing that is set up outside one of UA's more popular buildings. I guess how it works is I'll be riding my bike down to the warehouse (about 2 miles away) and loading up a bunch of coolers with milk and other supplies. I will then be loading these coolers into a golf cart type of thing that I will drive to campus. The kiosk gets busy every half hour or so. See, the classes work on the 45 minute ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson August 6th 2008

So, my room is near completion. I'm having trouble with the posters and pictures staying on the wall. I'll figure that out soon-ish, though. What do you think?... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson August 5th 2008

So time has passed and I have updated on little. Boo ya. So, within the day I've been home, we've had 3 different break-ins, Jake was stolen, not ONE job is available in ALL of Tucson and I was beaten into submission by a man using a lizard as a hammer. Oh, and the atomic bomb was accidentally set off down the street by a retarded child who was claiming he was Clint Eastwood and using the pile of poop he was holding as evidence. I didn't get it. But really, Cave Cree/Carefree/Scottsdale (whatever the hell place it was) was, again, wonderful. Megan's family is absolutely wonderful. They are fun, interesting, and easy to be around type of people. Megan and I made this wonderful chicken dinner one of the nights and it was freakin' delicious! ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson June 3rd 2008

My friends, I am a month and one day away from boarding my flight to begin my amazing adventure. First let me take this moment to thank everyone who made this possible. I feel so blessed to be in a community where artists are appreciated and supported. It is that kind of selfless support that advances the arts and encourages young artists like myself to affect the world around me. I am truly grateful. Please be patient as I tinker with the website and try to figure everything out. It shouldn't take long before I am a super technologically savvy blogger. For now, friends, I wait. I am picking out my repertoire, scheduling appointments to take care of last minute things, buying my railpass, checking out hostels, contacting friends in Europe, and anxiously awaiting my departure! ... read more
Catalina Mountains
Another View of the Mountains
My sister

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 21st 2008

Ok, I've logged in from a different computer so that is another hurdle that I've conquered. I don't have any photos to try to add from here, but that will just have to be the next hurdle. My students are finishing up their finals in Math. I have been teaching Special Education for 26 years. The past six years, I've taught Special Ed Math at Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, AZ. With my "extra right hand," Kris, we have maybe helped the kids learn some math concepts. At least we try!! I have enjoyed teaching except for some of the paperwork, headaches & bologna that is brought on by the administration. I picked up Euros from the bank, made copies of my credit cards and passport, and have a couple of suitcases packed. I am ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 18th 2008

This trip has been in the planning for about a year. It is a celebration of friendships that have lasted and lasted. We are a group of grade school, high school & college buddies in our sixties that still enjoy getting together as often as possible and partying hearty for as long as we can. It started with 16 of us but 2 couples had to cancel. We will fly to Rome, transfer to Civitavecchia, Italy to board the Grand Princess on May 26 for a 12 day cruise ending in Southampton, England with transfers into London with wonderful stops along the way. Some of us are going early and staying later but, on the ship, we will be together. The cast of characters: Tom and Linda, Steve and Linda, Deanie and Bob, Vicki and John, ... read more
Linda & Steve

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 15th 2008

Well, we finally arrived in Tucson on May 14th, only 6 days behind the original schedule! How is that for planning? Tucson was planned as a two day stop including the lovingly-curated Pima Air Museum and the Boneyard at Davis Monthan AFB. We arrived at the day's final destination around 3 pm, positively buzzed by the aerial views as well as the Flagstaff visit. This was where the hospitality was fantastic. Nancy Blackwell, former club member, and two other people (Jim, a friend of Nancy's husband Jimmy Blackwell, and former club president Frank Z) met us at the airport about 4 pm and took us straight to Lil' Abner's Steakhouse, for which Bob Hawkins had been pining since his last visit forty years before! It lived up to its excellent reputation undiminished. Nancy hosted the C2C ... read more
canyon run
A Rose Among Thorns
A Rose Behind Bars!

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 14th 2008

Approaching the Grand Canyon: First Aerial Look This was leg was to be the LONG-anticipated aerial tour of the Grand Canyon by way of one of the special flight corridors over Grand Canyon National Park. Ruth and Bob Hawkins opined that "Flagstaff"and "Tucson" would be optimistic for today -- and their optimism was rewarded. After losing two days in Tennessee having to wait to replace a starter in one of the airplanes, and then by weather in Arkansas, their skepticism was understandable. The plan had been to fly from Page to Flagstaff to see some extraordinary but unspecified sights, airplane or other, in someone's hangar before going to Tucson. We chose the easternmost flight corridor, since it was most direct and provided the longest flight path over the actual canyon. Launching from Page, we made our ... read more
Gang with Shiny Friend and Owner
Donna and Bucky with more new friends
The Newest Honorary Dragon

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 10th 2008

Its been bothering me that I abandoned the blog towards the end of my trip to Europe last summer. I just got tired of making time every night to write the blogs and I didn't think anyone was reading them anyways. So I'm just gonna put some pictures from my last couple days in Europe: the rest of Amsterdam, a train-stop in Brussels, and Paris. I didn't want anyone who randomly stumbles across these blogs to think I became part of the seedy Amsterdam underworld or took some bad mushrooms and am wandering Dutch tulip fields naked. Even though this brings a sort of closure to my trip, the experience has only magnified my desire to travel and explore exponentially (Japan in July!!!). I got the bug bad...and if there's a cure, I'll pass. Have fun, ... read more
In the Park
Waterfront Property

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 10th 2008

Well, here goes. My first blog!! Two weeks until I fly out of Phoenix and head to Rome. I want to practice a couple of blogs before I head for the high seas and try posting from random places. Hope this all works and everyone enjoys or at least tolerates my posts. I sure do hope that I have enough computers skills to do this all with ease. I want to be able to add photos and witty comments and let everyone know just what is going on. I also hope I take the time to get r done!! It will be a fun-filled 2 weeks in 2 weeks from now. Stay tuned for more.... read more
Nick at Monument Valley
Nick at the Grand Canyon
Tim and April

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