It’s been so nice the past few weeks to come back to the sunshine and warm weather of Arizona. Sure, I still have to wear a sweater in the morning, but it’s nice not to be bundled up and/or shivering all day. I got back into my volunteer routine with Parks in Focus last weekend on a trip to Agua Caliente park, an oasis in the middle of the desert. Driving there was really cool since you see nothing and it seems like you’re going to the middle of nowhere when suddenly there are towering palm trees. You turn and you’re suddenly at this surprisingly large park with green grass and a small lake. I had so much fun hanging out with the PIF kids and taking pictures of the scenery. Also, it was just nice to get out of the dorm and run around.
The past few weeks have been pretty busy with readings and assignments, and I doubt it will slow down much. It’s nice then to have my Sunday afternoons to just work on everything I need to do and be able to spend at least part of the weekend having fun. Yesterday, I went with a couple of friends to downtown Tucson. We had no real plans except that we wanted to walk and get outside. Total we walked about five miles and took lots of pictures of buildings. We also had a nice lunch at the Chocolate Iguana Café and played ping-pong in a park we found. It was a really fun day, and I’m excited to spend next week at Saguaro National Park with Parks in Focus. This is it for the blog this week since I still have some homework to finish, but I hope the pictures make up for it.
Until next time ~