Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. We have two winners – Melissa wins the grand prize, and Ellen wins the runners-up prize! As a way of saying thanks to everyone who threw their names in the hat, I’d like to send you a little something, so send me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be getting in touch with everyone shortly! I’ll let you know what they’ve won after they get their packages – I don’t want to ruin the surprise!
We went on an art adventure today, to a town in the middle of nowhere, Arizona called Tubac. I’m not sure how it’s pronounced – it seems to differ depending on who you talk to. It has a great history – it was the first European settlement in Arizona and was originally a fort of some sort. If you look, it’s really quite close to Mexico. It was a stop on the trail between the sea of Cortez and San Francisco. Sure, there’s some pretty country in those parts.
The whole town used to be a bunch of awesome houses all stacked together with little courtyards and sidestreets, arranged sort of haphazardly, but they’ve now turned them into art galleries and shops where wares are proudly displayed on kitchen counters. There’s a lot of your run of the mill touristy stuff, but there were also some really good things. Like this steel dinosaur, for instance. Yeah, I’m a geek – I like dinosaurs. I’ll admit it.
A very cool place to go if you’re ever in Southern Arizona. We went to Tucson after that – no trip out of town is complete without a trip to In-N-Out. I’ve never liked fast food burgers, but I’m pretty sure that I can blame at least 10 pounds of weight gain on the fact that we live close enough to drive to one.
When we were wandering around town, we discovered – a carnival! One of the ones that moves around town on the back of semi trucks. I’m terrified of them – I like to think that I’m of an adventerous sort, but I think that risking your life on something that is so easily transported is a seriously bad idea. I do, however, love all the lights and such, so I got some great pictures. Here’s a few of them (poladroided, of course)!
Tomorrow I’ve got a great interview with Miss Tiffany Teske that I’m pretty excited about – I hope you are too!