I know I shouldn't complain, since rain in Phoenix should always be viewed as a gift. But really, we've had a lot of rain in the last month. Two days a week of rain, during the time that's usually the best time of year here, when it's in the 70's and beautiful. This is the time of year that we hold on to while we're suffering through the summer heat, the time that makes living here (sort of ) worthwhile.
So we will ignore the gloom and show you some pretty pictures from our trip to Tucson a week ago. I'm way behind.
We spent the morning at Saguaro National Park on the west side of Tucson. The park is split into two sections that are separated by the city of Tucson. Next time we'll go east. We went looking for the Petroglyph trail, and ended up on what Lindsay called the Indiana Jones ride through the park in our decidedly not 4 wheel drive Eurovan. Whoops! We ended up at a smaller nature trail that I could comfortably walk with my ever expanding girth. I'm always amazed at the variety of plant life that we find in the desert when we take time to look. We'll try to go one more time next month (baby permitting) when the wildflowers bloom. One benefit of our ample rainfall should be a glorious wildflower season.
We spent the rest of the day in Tucson with Lindsay, who was kind enough to give up her sleep-in and watch TV Friday to hang out with us all day. We had a nice lunch and wandered around Fourth Ave while enjoying the beautiful afternoon. Hopefully we'll be heading back soon.