Wednesday, March 16, 2011


We drove to Chandler to see our friends Bub and Winnie.  By the time we got there it was late morning and time for brunch so we went to Mimi's.
Then we made our way over to the Scottsdale Stadium where the World Champion San Francisco Giants were playing the Los Angeles Dodgers.
We didn't fare as well this time with the seats and the ticket prices but it was still a beautiful afternoon and we had a great time.  Giants won in a close one:  9-8.

On Monday it was a beautiful day and we went for  hike up the mountain outside of Tucson beginning at the Douglas Springs trailhead.  We got underway before it was too hot and it was a very pleasant morning.
Some of the views back down the valley and over Tucson were spectacular.  The cacti and plants were had some green in spite of the dry and above average temperatures.
We wore our shady hats.
Then Tuesday we went back to the Habitat build site and spent the day (0630-1230).  Some volunteers were still working with tile on the roofs.  Another crew was putting in baseboard in one of the homes.
 We had to get started on our assigned house with the painting before the guys came to hang the cabinets.  The gentleman in the blue hardhat is 83 years old!
They have 8 houses in the subdivision in various stages of construction and I expect we will be painting some more.

We met a couple who also were in on the painting.  Gary and Avis (in the hard hats) are sitting next to Barb during the break.  Gary and Avis are NOMADS also.  And they started a Habitat affiliate in North Dakota where they lived before they started full-timing almost 15 years ago.  Very interesting couple and we'll probably see them again on the job site.
It's not all hard work and exercise here in Tucson.  I spent a time trying out a little Tucson siesta.
I will  probably do that again!

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time ~


  1. I don't believe I would be allowed to do any painting ANYWHERE!! I end up dipping the whole paintbrush, handle and all, before I'm done.
    Love the siesta photo....Now that's my idea of a great way to relax!

  2. You definitely earned that afternoon siesta! Great pics of the hike too!

    Dodgers vs Giants - can't beat that with a bat!!

  3. great way to have a nap, Randy!..good for you!!