Today was spent playing some great tennis with my good friend and old tennis partner, Jim Miller. Over 48 years have passed since we first looked over the net at one another. During that time we have had many competitive matches which have been accompanied with some great memories and some good stories. Several years ago we commemorated our tennis by creating a traveling trophy called the "Endless Season". This trophy is given out whenever one of us is victorious. Well today, Jim whomped me in two sets. Afterwards, we shook hands and then I proceeded to break both of his racquets. Just kidding....our endless season continues!
Following tennis, I went for a run around the Lake of the Isles which is near my sister's home on Lake Harriet. The Lake of the Isles route is 13.1 miles, but my run was only four. The total trail system around Minneapolis extends over 50 miles and winds along many lakes and many elegant homes.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.