For the past three years, Piano Man and Desert Princess have participated on swimming teams both here in Tucson and now in the Chandler area of Phoenix. Being involved in competitive swimming has help both to improve not only their swim times, but also to experience the personal benefits that come from being a member of a team. With time, both have come to appreciate required practices, and are now quite enthusiastic as they steadily improve their times from meet to meet. Most important, however, is they love swimming, and are getting plenty of exercise.
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.