Four Grandkids Visit to Tucson - - 2019
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Our four youngest grandchildren visited us here in Tucson in June/July 2019. Aaron 16 and Nadia 10 from Pennsylvania brought their mother Tammi with them. Madison 12 and Aubrey 8 from Texas brought their grandparents, Cheryl and Jeff. Each family spent about two weeks with us with a week of overlap in the middle. It was hectic and crowded with seven visitor, but everyone had a great time. They enjoyed interacting with Cappy and Tazz, although Cappy was a bit overwhelmed. (Garrett and Harley had already passed away.)

The pictures on this page were taken during this visit. More pictures from earlier visits can be found on the pages for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and March 2019.



Just the Kids
Pictures of just Aubrey 8, Nadia 10, Madison 12 and Aaron 16 are shown below.


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Madison and Nadia - hi res


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All of Us
Pictures of just us are shown below.


All of our visitors except Cherly who was taking this picture - hi res


Tammi and Jeff - hi res


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Cheryl and Tammi - hi res


Jeff and Aaron - hi res


Aaron and Tammi - hi res



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Aaron and Nadia with the Mustang
Aaron had turned 16 in May and got his driver learning permit before coming to Tucson. So, Aaron moved from the passenger seat during his March visit to the drivers' seat. And, Nadia enjoyed pretending to be in a parade with her cello.


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Swimming Pool
Aubrey, Nadia, Madison and Aaron enjoyed the pool almost every day. Nadia, Madison and Aaron are great swimmers. Aubrey is really brave in the water, but could use some lessons on strokes. The temperatures were mostly above normal (see chart) and the water temperature was mostly in the eighties. The Arizona sun was intense but no one got sunburned.


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Aubrey in the deap water? - hi res


Minature Golf
Tammi, Cheryl, Jeff and the four cousins played miniture golf at the same course where they played five year ago, when all were here for our 50th anniversary party.


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Nadia and Madison with the cello
Nadia had been playing the cello for about a year and practices regularly. We rented a cello for her to play here because it was too hard to take on the plane. Nadia and Ellen played together a couple of times.

Madison had a beginners lesson from Nadia and a lesson from Ellen also. Unfortunately, we did not get any pictures of Madison playing.






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Playing Games
Most of the gang spent an evening playing charades. Nanny also taught the kids how to play mah-jongg. Some of the kids had their phones for entertainment. Nadia had her books and read during every spare moment, even in the car.


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Mount Lemmon
Cheryl and Jeff drove up to Mt. Lemmon one day with Aubrey and Madison. They ate lunch at the Cookie Cabin and brought a cookie back for me.


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Tucson Zoo
Cheryl, Jeff, Madison, Aubrey and I went to the Tucson Zoo early one morning. After visiting the animals and feeding the giraffes, we enjoyed eating at the zoo restaurant called Zoofari.


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Restaurants Where We Ate Out
We ate at many different restaurants while the kids were here, some as part of our regular Breakfast with the Dogs schedule and some without the dogs. Most of the restaurants where we ate are listed in approximate order, including repeat visits, as follows: Millie's Pancake Haus, Gormet Girls, Bisbee Breakfast Club, Rincon Mountain Grill, Viv's, Culinary Dropout, First Watch, The Oink Cafe, Bisbee Breakfast Club, Bear Canyon Pizza, Rincon Mountail Grill, Zinburger, Bisbee Breakfast Club, Zoofari, Taco Giro, and Vero Amore. (The restaurant links go to previous pictures of our Breakfast with the Dogs group.) Pictures taken at restaurants during this visit are shown below.


Millie's Pancake Haus - hi res


Bisbee Breakfast Club - hi res




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Bisbee Breakfast Club - - - - first at hi res - - second at hi res


Other Photos
1: Nadia feeding Cappy - - 2: Madison and others walking toward Bear Canyon - - 3: Aubrey building balloon characters - - 4: Nadia, Aaron and Cappy at the Rincon Mountain Grill - - 5: Cappy in the front hall and actually not barking - - 6: On the flight from Texas to Tucson - - 7: At home in Tucson - - 8: Out to eat (which we did often)


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Texas to Tucson - - hi res .......................................................... Home in Tucson - - hi res .......................................................... Out to Eat - - hi res


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