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Mount Lemmon

A trip back home just isn’t complete without heading up to the top of Mount Lemmon. Nana and Papa have a cabin up there that the family gets to enjoy throughout the year. Fortunately, the big fire of 2003 didn’t burn it down. Some brave firefighters did some fantastic work to make sure that didn’t happen.

I was hoping to do an overnighter up there and get some pictures of the Tucson lights, but that didn’t work out. But hopefully you’ll enjoy the pictures I did get.

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Second Half of the Trip

Riding the horse

For the second half of our trip back, we stayed with Matt’s parents in Corona De Tucson (just outside of Tucson). We had a great time with Nana and Papa. The boys loved picking up the Mesquite beans and feeding them to their cousin Samantha’s horses! They also got to ride around a lot on the electric quad we bought Tristan the last time we were home. What was even better was that Tristan and Nana took a few bike rides while we were there. I have never in my life ever seen my mom ride a bike, so this was pretty amazing!

The temperatures were up there most of the time we were, so we spent a lot of time at Aunt Peggy’s house swimming in her pool. The boys did fantastic there! By the end of our trip, Tristan was swimming without floaties and Gavin was jumping off the diving board by himself! They are definitely growing up fast.

Near the end, we stopped by and visited with Matt’s grandparents in Tucson. We had a wonderful time visiting with them, and got some great books for the boys while we were there.

Overall, we had a fantastic trip back home and already miss everybody back there. But, thanks to Skype we get to see Nana all the time now! If anybody else wants to talk to us through Skype, just send us an email for our Skype name.

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