Monday morning meanderings. Vol.70

February 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm 2 comments

Benson, Arizona

One more day here in Benson and then up to the Pima County Fairgrounds outside Tucson.  It is closer to the Tucson Rodeo grounds where we will be for a couple of days.

Item one.  We have done some tourist type things while in this area, though we don’t really do the sites that are just tourist focused.  For example we went to the town of Tombstone to see the historic courthouse but skipped the gun fight at the OK Corral.  We just don’t want to spend $20. to see that sort of thing.  Our son-in-law Brandon loves the movie Tombstone so we sent him a few pictures of things we thought he might like.  More to come. I want to start getting more pics up on this site but just haven’t taken the time.

Item two.  A few years ago we got started reading the mystery novels of JA Jance.  She has two major series of novels, one set in Seattle featuring a detective named J.P. Beaumont and another featuring Joanna Brady, the sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona which happens to be where we are.  Bisbee is the county seat and many of the stories are set in and around this mountain city.  So we had to visit there and see it for ourselves.  We walked around this historic copper mining city and ate lunch in the Copper Queen Hotel, who you Joanna Brady fans will recognize.

Item three.  Yesterday we went to Tucson for the Tucson Rodeo, or known by it’s Spanish name, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.  We went as the guests of our friends and Convergence students Corey and Melissa Navarre.  Corey is a bull rider and Melissa a trick rider and both were part of the rodeo.  Melissa actually opened the rodeo with her trick riding and then stood on the back of her horse as she rode in carrying the American flag.  It was really great to see them and to watch them do what they do so well.  They are from Weatherford, Oklahoma, not far from Sayre. We will see more of them later this week.

I am determined to get some pictures on this blog.  It isn’t hat big a deal but I just need to do it.  I think I have bored people right off the site!  Can’t have that.  Enjoy your week. 

I leave you with this prayer that seems very appropriate for these days of uncertainty:

Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who cares for us:  Preserve me from faithfless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from me the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns wiht you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever, Amen.


Entry filed under: Culture, Faith, Family, Friendship, Kingdom Life, Monday meanderings, PRCA, Rodeo, Travel.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kaylee  |  February 24, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Boring? Never! 🙂

  • 2. amanda  |  February 23, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    i don’t think you’ve bored anybody off the site, silly! i just wish you’d write more. =)

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