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12/07/2012 in Arizona

Friday, December 07, 2012

Always a pleasure to be in Arizona -- warm temps, sunny skies, etc. Today is my dad's 81st birthday, and we have a few things planned:

- Lunch plans at a retirement community he is thinking he may move to . It is a very nice place, and I really think this is the right thing for him to do -- he misses being around people!

- Dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Their specialty is a dish called Carne Seca. Besides just being amazingly good, the way it is created is quite interesting -- the beef is "cooked" on screens on the roof! Gives you some idea just how warm the sun is here in southern Arizona!

Tomorrow I run in my first out of town 5K race up at the University of Arizona. Will blog about that tomorrow.
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IUHRYTR 12/8/2012 2:26AM

    It is great that you and your dad will be able to spend time together. Dinner sounds delicious. I love Mexican food and hope your father loves the new community because loneliness is not fun. Best of success in your run emoticon . -- Lou

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GREENGENES 12/7/2012 11:38PM

    Happy birthday to your Dad! Enjoy AZ. We were out there last year at this time visiting my Mother and sister near PHX. I wish I could get out there more often.



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HEALTHIERKEN 12/7/2012 8:35PM

    Have a great run!
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HANSBRINK 12/7/2012 1:02PM

  My dad is in Tempe. We did something similar when he turned 80.

A tip: remember to hydrate constantly. AZ's air is very drying. I always wanted to get the t-shirt with a picture of the old man on the front. He's desiccated. The caption reads "but, its a dry heat".

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CHUBRUB3 12/7/2012 11:17AM

    Have fun and enjoy your run!
Hugs,
Angela

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