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From There To Here - De File
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cbertsch
From There To Here
Today, thanks to Nana and Papa, Kim and I got the chance to work off our new cat-related stress by going on a vigorous hike in Ventana Canyon, which she had just explored for the first time with Sami a few weeks ago and which I had never seen. We jogged as much of the way as we could, and completed the circuit from the base of the canyon to this lofty perch and back in a little over two hours:

That's the sprawl of eastside Tucson down on the valley floor, with the Santa Rita Mountains on the distant horizon. The foreground showcases freshly leafy ocotillos and, right at the bottom, a pink-and-red fairy duster.

It was a beautiful trip and went a long way toward making up for the fact that we were unable to go away this weekend. I realized during the more intense portions off the ascent that Kim and I would be happier together if we did this sort of thing more often. We've always loved exploring, particularly when there's the prospect of a view to motivate us.

Mode: salty
Muse: the washer and dryer

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somemonad From: somemonad Date: February 28th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Great pic. Very homesickness-inducing.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 28th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. It's beautiful this year. But June will come nevertheless.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: February 28th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
One of my old friends lives there in Tucson, Kevin Carmichael, MD. What's the population there now?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 28th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
A little under 500,000 within the city limits and around 900,000 for the metropolitan area. Talk about growth!
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: February 28th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Wow, that's a lot! And, limited water resources... interesting future.
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