National Parks on My Bucket List (continued)


I just added to my bucket list that I want to visit all the National Parks in the U.S. before I die.
There are 58 of them and we’ve been to 22 already, so we’re off to a good start.

Of course, there are at least 5 in Alaska, so we’re going to need to take a long trip or several trips “North to the Future” (their state motto). I’ve always thought it would be fun to rent an RV up there and just hit the road. I think that might make things a little easier since hotels and restaurants are few and far between. Anyone want to join us?

Here’s a picture that I took just this week when we were at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon with our friends, Cathy & Marshall. It was just perfect up there. Gorgeous weather, great friends, fall colors and amazing beauty.

This is Terry and I at Angel’s Window. If you click to enlarge, you’ll see people standing on top of that formation and you may also be able to see the Colorado River at the base of the canyon thru the window.

We are very blessed to have so many National Parks in relatively close proximity to us. Can you believe that there are still a few in Arizona that we haven’t visited yet?


Phoenix Suns with the Family!

Merry Christmas to Mom and Happy Birthday to Amy – and a great excuse for Terry and I to go to a Suns game!!!

It’s so fortunate for us that so many of our family members are Phoenix Suns fans because then we get to find reasons to go to games. This year for Christmas we gave Terry’s mom a personal gift certificate to either go on a weekend trip with us or to go to some kind of show or event and we would pay for it. After several months of debate, she decided that she wanted to go to a Suns game. What an awesome grandma is that, huh? It turns out that she had NEVER been to a regular season game even though she has been in the Valley since the franchise started!!! Can you believe it? We couldn’t either. So we were very excited to fulfill her request. Also, since Amy’s birthday was this week and she’s moving to L.A. and won’t have a chance to see her “Sunnies” very much any more, we asked her if she’d like to go to the game with us as her birthday present and, of course she said yes.

So, off we went to see them play. We were in for some extra treats as well! First of all they won by a huge margin. Then we got there early and were able to see Amare, Boris and Gordon Giricek warming up. And while we were wandering around before the game we walked by the stage where they tape the pre-game show and got to see some of the announcers doing the show. We also got to see my all-time favorite player, Kevin Johnson who just happened to be in town for a fund-raiser for his campaign for mayor of Sacramento. Awesome!

We all had a great time and got to see ALL the players contribute, which is amazing since they don’t always get to play.

By the way, I started my “Bucket List” and one of the things that I want to do before I kick the bucket is see a Suns game from seats on the floor. Can anyone help with that?