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Ducks in the Pond Behind the Library in Mesa

Yesterday we took Fiona to the library again. She had to return those 20 books so she could get 20 more. Behind the library here in Mesa is a pond with ducks. Nearby is a park and even a small observatory. We’ll have to go back to see about that observatory. Enjoy the pictures of … Continue reading »

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Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona

Today our hosts, Terry and Virgie Wilson, took us to see the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona. Since Fiona is home schooled, it was a field trip for her as well. We had a lot of fun climbing up to the hole in the rock and back down. After we … Continue reading »

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Seven Weeks in Arizona

We’re settling in at the Wilson’s here in Arizona. We’ve been here a week now and have six more to go. And we’re loving it! Right now I’m sitting outside listening to the waterfall running into the pool and Fiona’s enjoying some outdoor time in the sun. We’ve known the Wilson’s for seven year. We … Continue reading »

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Settling in and Starting Over

We’ve been in Mesa, Arizona with our friends Terry and Virgie for 4 days and it’s beginning to feel like we’re settling in. It’s always a little challenge, getting meals sorted, finding everyone’s favorite place on the couch for movies, where laptops go for work and play, bedtime routine for the Little One. Though we … Continue reading »

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Cupcake for Breakfast Before Hitting the Road Again

Monday morning we met a fellow FAWMer at a Starbuck’s in San Diego. Billy was kind enough to buy us coffee and get Fiona a hot chocolate and cupcake. She’d already eaten cereal for breakfast. So why not!? After visiting with Billy we stopped briefly at my mom’s house to visit and see how she … Continue reading »

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Arizona Windmills

The first time we saw these windmills it was sunset; created quite an other-worldly experience. Mid-day, they’re more mechanical and sciencey than ethereal and beautiful.

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Fun in Phoenix

We had a great stay with the Wilson’s in Phoenix over the weekend. Joel was able to play music Sunday evening with Terry and his friends. Fiona helped Terry’s wife make cookies for the road on Monday. When we left early Monday morning we saw a beautiful sunrise. At a rest area, we found a … Continue reading »

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Montreal 2nd Leg: Phoenix to Albuquerque

Tonight is our first couch surfing experience. Hoping it works out to drop in on a total stranger with all our stuff and not totally freak out on both sides. One of the many funny things: driving south through California’s central valley, it was brown and dead. On one side of the freeway, dead brown … Continue reading »

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Thank You Terry and Virgie

Thank you Terry and Virgie for making us feel so welcome in your home. We are looking forward to coming back in January/February and spending more time with you both. Joel will enjoy helping Terry work on his next book as well. Fiona will enjoy the cookies on the road today!

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Swimming is Fiona’s P.E. for Homeschooling Today

Fiona is homeschooled and needed something to do today for P.E. Fortunately, the Wilson’s have a pool. Fiona did a lot of swimming when she was very little since we lived in apartments with pools until she was 2. However she hasn’t done much swimming in the past 4 years. Periodically she has been able … Continue reading »

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