Family Vacation – Days 1 & 2

I’m on leave for 2 weeks and next week Robert goes back to school.  Am I really going to be the mother of a 2nd grader next Monday???  Wow!!  So we decided to take a little vacation this week and play tourists in our local area.  We headed up to Tucson for a few days.  Yesterday started with a midwife appointment for our 33 week check up on Baby Boy.  Robert sure thought it was neat hearing his baby brother’s heartbeat (or heart BEEP, as he calls it).  Baby Boy is doing well – nice strong heartbeat, growing well, and head down.  After we were done there, we headed to the VA hospital for one of Ryan’s PTSD therapy groups.  Robert was really well behaved during the hour and a half – he played his Leapster for a bit and then Angry Birds on my phone.  I cross stitched.  Oh, we ate lunch at the VA canteen (cafeteria) before Ryan’s appointment.

After we were done at the VA, we headed to our hotel and relaxed for a little bit before heading out to do a little bit of shopping and then dinner at On the Border.  What a great dining experience!  We had awesome service and the food was really good as well.  The manager even came out and talked to us for a bit, and having heard from our server that it was our first visit there, he gave us his business card and a coupon for a free queso appetizer on our next visit!  How’s that for customer service!!  After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and just relaxed for the rest of the evening.

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we went to the Pima Air and Space Museum and spent a good part of the day walking around and looking at all the aircraft and other exhibits in the various hangars and other buildings.  We took the tram tour of all the aircraft outside.  It lasted about an hour and 20 minutes and was really informative.  I did get airplaned out a little, but it was still really interesting.  Once we were done there, we were all hot, tired, and thirsty, and Ryan and I were both hurting – his knees and my feet.  We came back to the hotel and got changed and went and played in the hotel pool for a while.  The hot tub water was hot, but the jets weren’t working.  The heat was still nice, though.  And I just remembered that I was going to ask about it at the front desk.  I have to try and remember tomorrow morning.  Robert swam around the pool quite a bit, mostly with his arm floaties on, but just a little bit without them.  After a little bit back in our room, we went to Chuck E. Cheese’s for supper.  We all had a lot of fun and won enough tickets for Robert to get a velcro dartboard game.  Then it was back to the hotel for the evening.  I got some knitting done because I was too tired to stitch.

Today’s high:  100
Current:  92

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