My sister and I just completed what was supposed to be a twenty-four hour adventure to Tucson, but an equal (or more?!) amount of time was spent in Seattle involving standby travel, heavy passenger loads, and canceled flights…
Sometimes flight benefits test your sanity.
Tucson! Your thunderstorms this time of year are crazy cool but the two approaches our pilots had to make because of the severe weather turned our knuckles white and our stomachs inside out. It seemed like our aircraft should have been struck by lightning bolts at least 278 times.
If you ever have to go through such an ordeal, go have a cocktail at 47 Scott in downtown Tucson afterwards. I highly recommend the Basil Collins. My meal was delicious too.
Tucson had plenty of thrift shops, but the best Pyrex luck I had was at an antique mall called Copper Country Antiques. I found two Butterprint fridgies with their lids (size 502) for $4.79 each and in mint condition! The Golden Branch promotional bowl (size 024, my very favorite and pictured above) was 40% off.
We also did some fabric shopping at two quilt shops, Quilt Basket and Quilter’s Market. I bought a zipper pouch pattern that I can’t wait to try!
And we did the 8-mile loop drive at Saguaro National Park (East) that was quite scenic. We saw a lot of desert flora but no fauna (we could hear it rattling in the bushes though).
Time for a nap.