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Date Night

Wednesday morning Bill sent me an email, asking if we could have a date night that evening, with just the two of us going out to dinner. Wasn’t that sweet?

We decided to make the trek to Tombstone to one of our favorite restaurant’s, Johnny Ringo’s. The food is always good there, the service is always excellent, and best of all, it is a quiet restaurant. No televisions or music blaring and the building doesn’t echo when it is full of people (which it rarely has been since we started going there). Bill ordered steak (what else?) and I ordered an avocado salad and a plain backed potato with a side of salsa. The waitress later said she had never seen anyone put salsa on a baked potato before! Really?

The sun was going down as we drove the 20 miles to Tombstone and I tried taking some pictures of the magnificent views with my cell phone. Normally I am very pleased with the pictures it takes, but it just wasn’t able to handle the speed of the car combined with the darkness of the sky.

sunset on the Mule Mountains

This is looking east towards the Mule Mountains. I should have zoomed in a bit in order to capture more of the mountains in the distance rather so much of the desert up close. The pinks and purples were fantastic, though.

sunset on the Huachuca Mountains

Looking back west towards Sierra Vista and the Huachuca Mountains.

sunset on the Mule Mountains

East again, across the San Pedro River Valley and to the Mule Mountains. See the silvery tree line across the center? That is the San Pedro River. Even though this is quite pixilated, I kind of like it!

sunset on the Huachuca Mountains

West again, as the sun sets completely behind the Huachuca Mountains. That isn’t really a plane in the upper left, but a star.

All in all, an enjoyable evening, even if we did end it with a quick stop at Wal-mart on our way home. When we arrived home, Copper let us know that she wasn’t impressed with our desertion and we were required to sit on the couch and give her a massive dose of attention. David said she sat at the garage door and meowed for quite some time while we were gone and then settled down on the floor by the door until we came home. Obviously David is not a suitable substitute!

San Pedro House – *365 – 102

Sunday Assignment 15 ~ Tech: 100 Steps!

Every year we on the 100th day of Mommytography’s 365 Project, we do what’s called 100 Steps. You can walk out of your front/back/garage door and take 100 steps. Stop and take images of the view where you are, at least four, N< S< E< W. OR you can choose to drive somewhere and then take 100 steps from your vehicle. I drove to the San Pedro House along the San Pedro River and counted 100 steps from the car.

North

San Pedro house

South

San Pedro house

East

San Pedro house

West

San Pedro House

Carr Canyon – 365 – 094

This week’s Monday Morning Walk might be held later in the week or might even not be done at all! Sorry, but I need to get taxes done today and so I am going to post some pictures I took yesterday on a Sunday Drive.

Carr Canyon is just a few miles south of us and we’ve talked of driving up it many times; Sunday we finally attempted it. I say attempted because we thought it was a paved road, but it wasn’t and our car really isn’t suited to rough dirt climbs up a mountain. We made it about two-thirds the way up and then Bill found a place to turn around and we came back down. I would love to go all the way to the top (there are campgrounds and hiking trails at the top!), but we’ll have to have an all-terrain vehicle of some sort to do so, not our little Neon!

I did snap some pictures on the way up into the canyon and then on the way back down the dirt road that climbed the side of the Huachuca mountains.

Huachuca Mountains

Driving into Carr Canyon, you can see the sheer cliffs of the Huachuca Mountains.

San Pedro Valley

Looking east down over the town of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley.

San Pedro valley

Looking south over the San Pedro Valley and towards Mexico. The mountain in the background is in Mexico.

Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley

Looking northeast over the town of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley.

view from Carr Canyon

Looking north you can see the Mustangs and the Whetstone Range in the distance. In the center you can see the Border Patrol blimp that normally flies high over the area, monitoring the U.S. Mexico border. Yesterday was a very windy day, so the blimp was grounded until better weather.

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