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Mike & Katie

Tucson, Arizona: DT and I are blessed to have so many wonderful friends. Old friends. New friends. Friends all over the world. So many of our friends are still from our college days and I do not need to remind you, it has been a very long time since we were in college. Last week, we visited Margaret in Bisbee and today we visited Mike in Oro Valley - both friends from the University of Oregon in the 1970's. You may remember Mike as part of our 20-person BCS game posse in Glendale on January 10th, plus he went to the Rose Bowl with us last year.

There is no need to remind me the Ducks lost both games.

Today we invited ourselves went out to Oro Valley (northern suburb of Tucson) for dinner at Mike & Katie's. They have a beautiful home on a golf course, with a fabulous view of the mountains from their patio. Of course, they also have a swimming pool.

This is the view from their back garden/kitchen window!

Same view as the sun sets.


Mike and Katie prepared a huge meal. They grilled beef ribs, pork ribs and chicken, served two potato salads, a tossed salad and baked beans. Ice cream sandwiches for dessert. No one starved.

Including Daisy.

Oh, did I forget to mention, the entire house has brick floors? How cool is that?

The two dogs we drooling for those ribs, but they were served only kibble.

Eleven-year-old twins - here playing their wii gaming system after dinner. Beautiful, smart, polite, funny, energetic and delightful children. The kids had DT in a water balloon fight before dinner.

Katie: Michael... who are these people and why are they here???

Another great evening on the road. Until my next update, I remain, your well-fed correspondent.

RV Park: Rincon Country West RV Resort - mostly park models, but also RV sites for rent by the day, week or month. Loads of recreation and activities, pool, hot tub, security, recycling, gravel full-hook-up back-in sites with 30/50 amp. Cement patio and picnic table. Under flight pattern of military jets during the day. We paid $38 per night.