04 August 2011

Our Mini-Vacation, Part 1

Hubby got his leave approved at the last minute, so choices of where we could go were limited. We decided on Tucson..close enough that the drive didn't suck, but far enough to get away from work. :) We drove in on Thursday (stopping at a few thrift stores to appease me and a Toys'R'Us to appease them) and stayed at the Embassy Suites- Williams Center. They are quite affordable in AZ during the summer. :) We walked over to Target and got Pizza Hut that night for dinner...real exciting, I know. Friday was a busy day. We started here
http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/, then hit this http://www.theminitimemachine.org/ (which has a great deal going on until Labor Day...active duty military and their families get in for free), then we hit a mall and saw "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II", and ended with a trip to Olive Garden for dinner. The photos are from the Tucson Botanical garden....I took over 60..hard to pick which ones to post. There is no photography allowed at the Mini Time Machine Museum...it was cute though. You go through and can pick up storybook sheets to build a kind of choose your own adeventure book. They give you a cover and some brads at the end to put it all together. Part 2 will cover Saturday and Sunday of our mini vacation. :)


  1. Sounds like fun - you sure did a lot in one day! The Botanical Garden pix are lovely!

  2. I loved going to the botanical gardens. They have some beautiful exhibits there. You will also have to check out the desert museum some time.