Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thursday 16 November, 2006

Flying home day.

Day 16 for nablopomo

In about an hour and a half we'll check out and return the rental car to the airport terminal.
Our plan leaves at 0935 mountain time. We fly to D.C. and then to Syracuse, and finally 2 hr drive home. Should be home between 2000 and 2100. Full Day of travel.
Work on Fri. and on-call for the weekend. Ahhhh, have to pay the piper.
The weather here couldn't have been better: High 70's to low 80's. bright and sunny everyday. Today is to be the same here. However the weather forecast for the east coast for today is for rain and thunderstorms. It could be a turbulent flight. :-(

Yesterday: Finished lectures at 1030. We drove south to San Xavier Del Bac Mission. Revered as the "White Dove of the Desert," the Mission San Xavier del Bac is a stunning example of Spanish colonial architecture. Founded in 1700 by Padre Kino, the Mission was named for his patron saint. The Indian word "Bac" means "where the water emerges."

We then drove further south, to within 20 min. of Mexico, to the artist colony at Tubac, AZ.. I've never seen so many carft shops in one place in my life. We had lunch in a delightful little cafe named "Shelly's Bistro." We would have gone further south to Nogales Mexico, (just tosy that 2 wks ago we were in Quebec and now Mexico) but we had to be back by 1800 to meet up with Scott and M. to go out for dinner. They will be returning home tomorrow.

I'll try to catch up with everyone over the weekend!


Blogger Catch said...

I would have loved all those little craft shops!!! All in all it sounds like you had a great time. I enjoyed the pictures. I hope your flight home was a good one. Glad to have you back

2:33 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

You were smart to do the artist colony and skip Nogales. You didn't miss a thing there except sad, sad, poor people. I love those old missions. Just another thing I miss from my childhood.

6:10 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Yes, Nogales is not worth a visit -last time I was there, it was a sad town made even sadder by tourism. But your photos are lovely and it looks like you got to see the best sights possible in a short time. Hope you have a good trip home (without the turbulence)!

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the storm didn't upset your flight too much, Rel.

Love the craft shops and there were some beautiful pots that had me drooling!

You managed to quite a bit in between conferencing! Bummer about the work shift you've copped. That's called coming down to earth - and I don't mean landing from a flight, lol!

1:58 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Hope the flight home wasn't too bad, Arizona has so much to offer, I'd never thought of it as an interesting place before. Those craft shops looked great too, I love places like that.

2:13 AM  

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