Saturday, June 23, 2012


My sister has been bitten by the diving bug lately... Living in Florida, she's got some great places to do it! Lucky for us, she has also got some fun camera gear and skills so she can share it with all of us. Here are a couple of her videos. Short, sweet and super! Be sure to watch the last one (in HD), there was a surprise encounter...

Ginne Springs -FL

Blue Springs - FL

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Monsoon season is officially here in Tucson. The skies opened up this afternoon and it was SO exciting. That's the thing here - No one gets sad and depressed when it rains, we all get excited. It's not something we get a lot of in the desert!!

The storms usually come out of nowhere in the afternoons, do their thing and move on as quickly as they came. It is literally ... Blue skies with clouds building in the distance.... Thunder, lightning, some times hail and a lot of rain and wind.... and then blue skies again with clouds disappearing into the distance.

I think today's storm was even more exciting because we weren't expecting it. We went out for a late lunch and on the way there my mom pointed out some clouds in the distance - we didn't give much thought to it. After lunch we came out and notice it was really dark. You could tell it was raining everywhere but where we were. On the way home the car started getting rained on. But it was nothing but rain... exciting, but not too exciting.....

Then we got home and all "hail" broke loose. It's amazing how one minute its 101 degrees out and the next it's dropped 35 degrees and there are ice cubes falling out of the sky!

Monsoon Storm!

Monsoon Storm!

It was pretty windy and rainy too. Look at the tree!

Monsoon Storm

1.5 inches of rain total! 

I love storms! Do you? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Finally it has Happened to Me

Finally 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 Geocaches FOUND! 

My 1,000th was actually an event cache. I attended the World Wide Flash Mob and we had a bubble party in the middle of a park GC3M2W4. I'm glad the event was short and sweet because you can't last long in this Arizona heat. 

Geocaching event! 


After the event I grabbed a multi and a traditional cache with a few other people. The caches were in the same park so luckily we didn't have to go to far... I felt like I was melting! 

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