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Family Field Trip on the City Bus

Friday morning we ate at Frank's.  Can't beat $1.75 breakfast!

Waiting for the city bus (or the "Sun Tran")

While waiting for the bus we saw this bus.

Pole dancing on the bus.

Don't ask.

Chasing birds in the park.

Did you know Tucson has a Trolley!?  That will be our next family field trip.

We walked around 4th street where there are many artsy, vintage, health, and book shops.  Also, twice a year they have the 4th street art fair here.

A little kokopelli family in the floor at the health food market.

Luke's favorite shop was this plant store where we got a lesson on carnivorous plants.  We learned about the ten foot corpse plant.   It eats a whole rabbit or a pig every 5 to 7 years.



Tucson = Home

This morning somehow a conversation led to Luke telling us, "I don't know why, but whenever I think of Florida, I think of mean people."  Then Isabel, "When I was little, whenever I thought of Italy I thought of cowgirls."  Sylvia, "Whenever I hear the word Italy, I think of a green bean!"  Thinking about what we think of when we hear the name of a place we've never been to made me try and remember what I thought of Tucson, Arizona before we moved here.  I can't quite recall what I thought, but I know that I didn't have a clue about Tucson.  It was a scary, mostly exciting move. It's been one year and one month since we've started calling Tucson home.  Here are the things that I personally love and did not know about this city.

-It's a college town! (I know, I am sure you already knew that, but I didn't realize the the University of Arizona was here.) -Thrift shops, antique shops and locally owned businesses galore! (Although I don't frequent them enough.) -It's an artsy town! (I don't know how to describe this one, it just is.) -There is a big Jewish community here.  (why do I love this??  I just do!) - People are on bicycles all over the place here.  (not me, I think I have truly forgotten how to ride one :( -Everyone has a dog! -museums, parks, the zoo! - Summers (bring on the upper Fahrenheits!...that makes no sense.) -Mt. Lemmon (in case you want snow in the winter.) -The people we've met.  (This goes for any city, there are always great people to know.)