The final school, a free lunch, and home to my guys!!

This morning we were able to sleep in a little longer as we weren’t leaving until 0730 instead of 0630.  So when I got up, I finished getting packed and headed down to check out and have breakfast.  Then we got the truck loaded up and we headed to our final high school.  We had about 200 students in there from various music classes (and some not) and I think some from other schools as well, but I’m not sure.  It went really well and they had lots of really good questions.  And then when we were done playing, any students that wanted to come up and talk with us one on one could do that.  I had a few talk to me about Army stuff and music stuff.  Then we got our instruments in the truck and we headed out.  We stopped for a mid-morning snack at Krispy Kreme and boy was that nice!  Then we headed south and somewhere around Tucson we stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch.  We had asked the server if she could split the check 5 ways for us and initially she said sure, she could do that.  Then a while later, she came back and informed us that she would be unable to split the check – as someone at another table had paid our entire bill!!!  They just wanted to thank us for our service to our country.  So the Brass Quintet got a second meal paid for while on TDY (the first was when we were at Prescott last month).  That’s really cool – and totally made our day.  Keep that in mind – if you ever see a service member (Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine), pay for their meal.  We appreciate it.  🙂  After we were done eating, we headed for Cold Sweet Home!  A cold front came through here and brrrrrr.  We got back to the band hall and got the truck unloaded and soon after, Ryan showed up to pick me up to go home.  Once home, we got some more pictures up on the walls – our Army wall is almost done.  Then we went and got Robert from school and went to Arby’s for dinner.  Robert sure was happy to see me!!  After dinner, we headed home and Ryan went to the Legion for a meeting he was invited to attend.  Robert and I played for a while and then he read his books from school to me.  He got 2 new books while I was gone!!!!  Then it was bedtime and he helped me read his bedtime Bible story.  I chatted with my friend A and crocheted for a little bit and now I’m going to bed.

Today’s high:  61 (Scottsdale), 57 (Sierra Vista)
Current – please tell me what’s wrong with this picture:  Sierra Vista – 40, Gwinn, MI – 41, Okemos, MI – 41, Carthage, NY – 47.  Why is it that the farther north towns have HIGHER temps than here in SOUTHERN Arizona????

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4 thoughts on “The final school, a free lunch, and home to my guys!!

  1. Temps..

    It was a high of 30 and SNOWING here in ABQ today! =) THanks for the talk tonight Sis. I may sometime have these breakdowns but they somehow give me more hope to do what I need to do. *hugs* Love ya!

  2. Temps

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with “this picture”. It’s because you or Ryan said you were going to give us a “hard time” when we had 20 below and you had 70.

    Love, MOM

  3. Cold weather in AZ?

    Why is it colder in SV than back home?

    1) Elevation. SV is ~4600 ft. above sea level. Higher = colder.

    2) Jet stream location and speed. These last couple of days it has been coming straight down from Alaska to AZ. before bending back northward. A site to see the jet stream location now and as forecast is:
    http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag192.html

    3) Don’t worry, it will become normal soon – but winter is colder there than low desert areas. You will likely get some snow, probably much less so than NY.

    4) People think AZ is all desert, like Iraq. Sorry, no.
    It has forests, and snowy mountains in winter with ski slopes. Maybe you will get to visit Prescott, Payson, Show Low or Flagstaff while in the state, all at 5,000 ft. or higher, with mainly pine forests.

    5) Welcome to the mountain west.

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