Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What A Great Weekend...

I had a wonderful birthday weekend!
Friday was the big day and the kids were able
to come down for the weekend
so I got to see my baby Kael!
They didn't get in until late Friday so nothing
much exciting but at least that let them have the
whole day on Sat without travel time.


Saturday we went to my SIL's to spend the
day swimming and visiting with everyone.
My Mother & Father-in-law
came down for the weekend as well.
August is quite the busy family month!
My husband's birthday...
Our anniversary....
My birthday...
My FIL's birthday...
Not to mention other family memember special days!

Everyone had a great time cooling off in the pool...

someone's not too happy!

this isn't so bad...

That didn't last too long!

Is he just not so adorable?!!


The next day on Sunday, we decided to
head to the mountains to maybe escape
the heat...well...that wasn't
the case! It was still hot...
but much more beautiful!
We went to Madera Canyon where the creek
was actually running with water, flowers in bloom
and the landscape green and lush.
There was also quite a bit of wildlife
roaming about...

There are some cute homes in the area and
on of my favorites is...

Here are a few pics of the scenery...

Then there was us...


So... after an afternoon in the mountains,
the kids packed up and was ready to head home.
While we were at the mountains,
the East of us had had quite a bit of rain...
The problem with summer monsoon storms
is there is a lot of rainfall in a short time
so the ground does not have time to absorb
it so it runs off...
and this is what it looks like in our neck
of the woods during Monsoon season...

We weren't so brave to try and was
running a bit too strong for us.


We went for a bit to eat with the kids on their way out
of town at a place that has been
featured on TV's Man vs Food show.
The place is called El Guero Canelo...
they are famous for their Sonoran Dogs.

This was the original stand which
has now become quite the big business!

As you can probably guess, the dog is on the left!
It is a hotdog wrapped in bacon, grilled...
then placed in a special bun made just for these dogs
then topped with pinto beans, tomatoes, grilled & chopped
onions, jalapeno sauce, mayo, mustard, and cheese!
Next to it is a Caramelo...
I got corn tortillas and inside is melted white Mexican
cheese with seasoned chicken!
If you are ever in Tucson, you must visit them!

Well... I think the weekend finally came to an end!
What a wonderful weekend, I couldn't have
had a more wonderful time!

Thanks for sharing it with me!


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