On Tuesday, we made the 6 hour drive from Palm Desert, CA to Tucson, AZ.  We were last in Tucson on Feb. 18th when we dropped off Colleen and Josh’s plants to their new home.  As is their custom, in an incredibly short period of time they have moved in and made the place look great and like they’ve been there for years.  They have a beautiful view from their backyard…..

View from Colleen and Josh's backyard, late afternoon

View from Colleen and Josh’s backyard, late afternoon

 

Sunset, Colleen and Josh's backyard

Sunset, Colleen and Josh’s backyard

 

We’re staying for 8 nights at the Inn at Rancho Merlita (http://ranchomerlita.com/) which is an amazing bed and breakfast in a very peaceful setting…..

Inn at Rancho Merlita looking out from the living room in the main house

Inn at Rancho Merlita looking out from the living room in the main house

 

Entrance to the Inn at Rancho Merlita

Entrance to the Inn at Rancho Merlita

 

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

 

Arroyo House, where we stayed

Arroyo House, where we are staying

 

This week has been kind of a “work week” for Greg and Colleen….but we’ve enjoyed great meals together, have gone on great hikes (see Sabino Canyon photo below), visited the San Xavier Mission (see below) and even managed to find the perfect set of chimineas (one small, one large)!  Tomorrow we’re hiking on Mt. Lemmon so it should be a great day!

Sabino Canyon, Tucson

Sabino Canyon, Tucson

 

San Xavier Mission

San Xavier Mission (the sky is an amazing shade of blue)

 

Colleen and Camille

Colleen and Camille

 

Colleen, Greg, Camille (still can't quite get the grasp of the selfie stick :)

Colleen, Greg, Camille (still can’t quite get the grasp of the selfie stick 🙂