We were just finishing the Twilight tour boat ride on Friday as the kids arrived. Perfect timing but day soon turned to night and tent was set up in the dark. After that we were getting caught up on all the ‘news’ and stuff that has been going on. The youngsters were asking about things to do here, I mentioned the bridge crossing record. Jason and Alex said that was no problem, they could beat it for sure. The bridge is a high arched bridge from the campground to the day use area. The record was 42 times across, which would be a real workout for most of us. Well when the sun came up the next morning and they saw the bridge, Alex had a sore ankle, Jason was kind of quiet about taking on the challenge.
We had a fun filled few days and on Saturday went to Nogales AZ to look across the fence and explore the streets of town on the US side. Too risky to take the kids across the border without all paperwork buttoned up so that trip will wait.
We roamed around in and out of various stores checking for bargains and looking for a place to have lunch. After a while we packed up and drove across town to a Mexican restaurant for some grub. The kids had not been close to the border yet and it seemed to be somewhat of a surprise for them to see an actual fence separating the US and Mexico.
When we returned from Nogales the crew headed down to the VC and we boarded the boat for a run around the lake.
We did tour most of the lakes perimeter but Eli and Alex were more than ready to go fishing so we shortened the ride a bit and they headed out to try to catch something to eat. Good thing we had a back up plan for dinner, no fish were caught.
Saturday was soon drawing to a close while we were all gathered around a nice campfire doing the usual s’mores thing and poking at the coals etc. We all were bushed and called it a day around 10:30 I think.
Sunday AM rolled around too quick and after breakfast and a hike on the birding trail, Stacey and Jason packed ‘em up and they pointed it in the direction of Tucson. Stephanie and Kayleigh decided to stay another night.
Remember the bridge crossing record? Kayleigh broke it, she crossed 44 times, the old record was 42. There is an ‘official’ record book so I’m told and we will get her listed on Friday when the record keeper is here!!! I think her record will be safe till Alex and Jason get back here next time.
The wind kicked up just as K finished her last lap, Steph had an umbrella that just was not quite tough enough, bummer.
So in the afternoon on Monday, we led the way to Patagonia and knocked around town a bit as part of the trip to Tucson for Stephanie and Kayleigh.
We had a great time and look forward to next fall when we will be seeing them again.
So here we are, it’s quiet around here again and we are at mid week. Monday we run to Tucson and get an oil change, have lunch with Kermit, possibly meet up with Stacey and the kids at a local attraction (TBD). Then in a very few days and we roll.