Monday, April 1, 2013

Family Visits

Benson, AZ    High 80  Low 45

We are in Benson, AZ at the SKP (Escapees) Park for a week while we got exploring. Dianna is really doing great at learning everything including towing her trailer.

Last week my brother, Rob, his wife, Marie, and their 13 year old daughter, Meredith came to town. He’s my little brother as he is 9 1/2 years younger than I am. My sister is 8 years older than I am so we are a spaced out a bit.

Rob lives in VA but he also loves the Southwest. Marie had never been here and he wanted to give her a chance to experience it. They arrived Monday afternoon and had to go back on Friday (spring break for Meredith) so we didn’t get a chance to see a whole lot of them.

They got to do some exploring, visit a couple of museums, the Botanical gardens and I don’t know where else. Jim, Don, and Rob went to the Cubs vs the Angels game at Hohokam stadium. They really enjoyed that. Marie and Meredith went shopping.

Don and Rob

ball game1

They had great seats.

ball game2 

Their last evening in town we met up with them and my sister and her hubby at Joe’s Farm Grill. Retired Rod has written about it a couple of times and I wanted to check it out. Marie has a gluten allergy and I saw on their website that they had several gluten free entrees.

 Joe's Farm Grill1

After dinner we finally got a chance to take some family pictures.

Meredith, Rob, Marie


Judy, Rob and me


Meredith, Rob and Marie


Don, Rob and Jim


The sun was so bright and we didn’t have the right setting on the camera so the pictures didn’t turn out very good.

Tomorrow – Shoot Out At the OK Corral


  1. nice visit with family!!! looks like everyone had a great time!

  2. It's nice to have the family visit. Glad you had a nice day

  3. ah very nice, Sandie... Jim's imitation of the Hulk was pretty good! lol

  4. Everyone looks so happy! Glad you had a nice visit!

  5. Looks like your family has lots of fun, together. That's nice. So many family's don't have the closeness, especially when so far apart in age. I'm fortunate, too--my eldest and youngest are 8 years apart, but very close.

    Love the last pictures of the three muscle men. LOL

  6. We're waiting on lot #299. Tuesday morning we're in Sierra Vista, back in the afternoon. Wednesday, we'll take the MH for service, but we'll be back early.

    Call us, if you want, at 520-591-5585, and we'll plan a get-together.

  7. Nice family pictures - looks like everyone is having a good time. Have fun in Tombstone. I really enjoyed the shootout. I thought their Doc Holliday was one of the best I've seen (might be a different guy now).

  8. Your little brother is massive.

  9. I hope Joe's took good care of your food needs... It can take a while to wait in line for your food... its too popular....

  10. Very nice to have family in town visiting, Spring Break sure goes by fast!

  11. It's always fun to get together with family. Your brother sure is a tall boy.

  12. Happy to see everyone having a great time in great weather too.


  13. Sounds y'all have a fine time. Making memories...that is what it is all about.

    Love the "muscle" photo.

  14. Looks like you all are having a great time and your pictures turned out fine.

  15. Oh no! I hope that shoot out at the OK Corral isn't between all your family members!!! :cO

  16. Wow! Rob got all the height in your family!

    Watch for stray bullets at the shootout. :)

  17. Looks like you all had a great time...Love it!

  18. Great family pictures, looks like everyone is having a great time. My brothers are 10 and 15 yrs older than me. I am really the baby. I always said it was like having 3 fathers.

  19. Good idea - it should be a little cooler there. Looks like you're having good family time.

  20. Looks like it was a great visit. I would love to get together with my brother and sister at the same time. He's in Alaska and is thinking about heading south this summer. Maybe it will happen!


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