Blogging is something that I would have thought was pretty simple, especially since my mind is an ever circulating vortex of ideas and inspirations. Needless to say with all of my ideas and such I get stifled on what to write about and share. I have realized that blogging doesn’t necessarily have to be something that is art centric all the time in fact it’s kind of nice to be able to document some of the non-arty things like vacations or day getaways.
For those of you who know me well, will know that Mark (my better half and business manager) is a road cyclist, and I don’t mean that sissy la la type of cyclist (Lala: the cheaters who gets a ride to the top via auto and cheats by riding downhill) . I am talking about the hard core cycling where the higher the mountain the better, the steeper the incline the better challenge.
Mark desire to be able to climb awesome mountains in the US . Mount Lemmon is one of those he wanted to adventure to, and since the Arizona weather isn’t too unruly in April, the southwest riding experience adventure begins! It was a great opportunity for us to get the heck out of dodge and to make it a mini Va-Ca weekend.
Palo Verde trees are blooming! These are the official state tree of Arizona and they are beautiful! Thank you to Leslie Hawes for the use of her beautiful photo.
We started out from the well known base point cafe in Tucson called the “Le Buzz” this is where the (majority) of cyclists and rock climbers congregate and have breakfast before the uphill adventure. We had breakfast and Mark headed out around 8:30am. I stayed behind at the cafe to get the ball rolling on this blog entry. A truly down to earth and super friendly place, almost like a “Cheers” environment where everybody knows your name. LOL.
I headed out about 90 minutes later to drive to the top of the mountain to meet Mark up there, provide support, bring more waters, give a hug, take some photos… you know… all that good stuff.
Because of our work schedules I don’t really get to experience Marks riding on a regular basis. I do like the fact that I was able to be his SAG support for this trip and able to provide snacks and water and whatever was necessary to make his ride eventful bike experience!
It’s always fun to have a trip that you can combine different things in and have a multifaceted experience, one of the things it was really fun about the trip was that I was able to sit be supportive for Mark on his ride as it was a new mountain for him and a new challenge he’d never encountered before.
I took some fun photos of the views at different view points on the mountain.
Watch out for those bears…
So there you have it, our small little vacation out to the Arizona Mts and some decent R&R in the process. Not to sure how long it’ll be before l am able to connect with you on a vacation level but at least I have provided some visuals here for the fond memories. We got some good rest, good food and some great sites!
Back to the grindstone with gallery work when I return… which I am afraid will be here before I know it!