Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weekend Recap

The temperatures here are starting to creep back up. We had a welcome reprieve where the temperatures dropped into the 70's but this weekend seems to be the final weekend before we start seeing regular temperatures in the 80's and then 90's and before too long the dreaded triple digit numbers. So, we decided to take full advantage of the nice weather and spend the weekend primarily outside.

Saturday we attended the Inaugural Tucson Festival of Books. It was held at the University of Arizona and had a lot of activities for children and adults alike. There were book readings, signings, activities, lectures, food, and games. We spent 3 hours down there and really had a great time. The CSpan traveling bus was there, which was really neat to see. There have been numerous Presidential candidates interviewed from the mobile bus and the interior is really pretty nice. Elmore Leonard (of Get Shorty fame) was there, which was pretty cool to see. For eighty-three he looks pretty good and was very gracious.

Sunday we packed a picnic breakfast and headed to the park early. The kids had a great time rock climbing, going down slides, swinging, mock-repelling, and just running around. While my husband and son napped, my daughter and I started making some bread. It all has to "sleep" 12-20 hours so we'll finish it up tomorrow. I try not to eat a lot of bread, but there is nothing more tasty than freshly made bread with butter. After the boys woke up we headed to the local community college for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Festival. We walked around and took a look at the booths, but spent most of our time on the huge slides and obstacle courses for the kids. Our son fell in the parking lot before we even started and got pretty skinned up and bloody so he and I sat and watched our daughter play.

So, while it was a busy weekend it was a lot of fun and we got to spend a lot of time outside, which is always a good thing. So far this week is filling up pretty fast already and my husband has many evening meetings toward the end of the week, so it could make for a looooooong week.

What do you have planned for the week?

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Wow, you had a fun weekend. I'm hoping this means your knee is feeling better? My highlight for this coming week is to get bus tickets for a daytrip to Burlington, Vermont, to tour the Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Factory, and explore Burlington, too! I'm hoping the tickets don't sell out!