A few weekends ago, we were able to travel down to Tubac (it's a small town south of Tucson) with Mike's boss and some co-workers. We stayed in the home on a large piece of property that his company is helping to develop. It is a beautiful place, and the home was just as beautiful as the scenery. We really needed the escape. We needed to be away from the computer and phones and traffic and smog. The boys needed to play in the dirt and run in the fresh air. Mike needed the distraction from all of the stress of work and the economy. I needed to be reminded of how amazing nature really is.
We had fun visiting with Mike's co-workers, and apparently our children provided ample entertainment to his co-workers (none of which have children). Mike and the others hiked. I read and enjoyed watching the kids play. I took the kids on a short walk, where we got to see some horses, ducks and fish. Andrew and Ben LOVED playing in the dirt and throwing rocks.
We slept in the MOST comfortable beds, so comfy in fact, that we didn't want to get out! The rooms in the house had big glass window-walls with the most magnificent views. It was so wonderful to get away and just remember how to breathe. Thank you Trevor and Smith Brothers for a wonderful, simple weekend.