March 1 - Candleman and I continued on our quest for sunshine and warmth in Arizona. We drove from Cameron to downtown Phoenix where we picked up a Hard Rock pin for Candleman's collection. (Crazy, I know!) People were streaming in from all directions to the U.S Airways Center for a Phoenix Sun's game. Next we went to Mesa to see the LDS temple. It was much more impressive than in the pictures. We drove on to Tuscon to spend the night.
March 2 - We woke up to fields of saguaro cacti and the most amazing desert I've ever seen. When I think desert, I think dry, red or brown soil, only small growing things spaced many feet apart - basically - BARREN. The Sonora was lush with growing things, at least in the spring. We spent the morning at the Desert Museum. It was totally amazing. That afternoon we drove to Sunshine to visit Candleman's sister, Norma and her husband Victor. The last time we saw them was when they visited for Thanksgiving in 1989 when Katie was only a baby. It was so good to see them. We could have visited for hours/days, but we had limited time. Drove on to Kingman for the night.
March 3 - It was on to Hoover Dam, then a drive along side Lake Meade, onto St. George and finally to Cedar City. Dinner with Susan, Julie, Jason, Audree, Porter and Brooke at Bajitos. I had a tasty flauto. Lots of fun visiting, too.
March 4 - Mom, Candleman and I drove to Brigham City to visit with Aunt Carol and Pam. Uncle Gordon passed away in Feb and I was unable to attend so it was good to offer our condolences. Mom stayed the night with Carol. We went to Layton to wish Alyson a happy birthday. She's 30. We took her and a friend to dinner at McGraths.
March 5 - Candleman got up earlier than me and went to pick Mom up, then came back and picked me up. We visited the Hobby Lobby in Layton and I couldn't get over the variety of decorating stuff they had. I am definitely going back there when all our remodeling is done. We drove on home, arriving about 4:30. It was a wonderful trip. Some of the snow had melted, but there was still plenty more and it was in the low 30's. Moan! Spring is going to come, isn't it?
March 10 - Katie started her job at Andrea Flemming's Day Care today
March 11 - Even though Candleman is retired he feels too young to not to have a job. He started working today as a oilfield roustabout for Circle D.
March 30 - Snowed all day; big heavy snowflakes. And it was cold!
March 31 - Yesterday's snow all melted, but there is still some from earlier that needs to go!
I Am Legend
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
Far North by Will Hobbes
The Collectors by David Baldacci
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan
Bones to Pick by Carolyn Haines
Crossed by Nicole Galland
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
River Secrets by Shannon Hale
Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline
Maps of Bones by James Rollins
Yellowknife by Steve Zipp
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick