Thursday, October 14, 2010

Part Two

Ok maybe we have done something, almost every morning we get up, have coffee, walk Tess

and do kata before it gets too hot

(oh and Sensei Norm I have one or two questions....). 
This gruelling routine is followed by lounging, oops I mean active pool time.

As the temperature approaches 100 degrees we locate shade, quickly followed by beer.   This is a good time to do any of the business type work I mentioned in the last post inside with the air conditioning, mixed in with a little drawing and creating a pair or two of earrings.   Happy hour starts around 3pm and we have been known to return at that time to a nice little Mexican place for an ice cold Margarita, on the rocks of course.
I know it sounds like an exhausting holiday but don’t shed any tears for us, we will overcome!

Yesterday, we did break from our routine, it was time to step up the pace and see the world.....besides we were out of beer....

Wed Oct. 13,

We have been to Casa Grande, Western Horizons RV park, a number of times in the past and so far have not made it to Tucson, so this trip was to be dedicated to exploring that city.   Our first plan was to see the biosphere 2 and do some touring in the city, then we decided that maybe we would just do one thing at a time.  It was a good choice because although I am feeling fantastic I am still a ways off from being able to walk around a desert in this heat, so today we stayed with just the biosphere.

That was a good choice; there was a lot of walking.

Both Greg and I really enjoyed the tour. 

It is hard to believe that 8 people lived in it completely independent from the world for 2 years starting in 1992. 
One part I found interesting was the kitchen.  Nice enough kitchen but each person took their turn at the cooking and since the food was limited to what was in the biosphere if you ruined a meal you had to make do........ think that might stop my cooking experiments!!!

The tropical ocean

All the plants were grown in greenhouses close by so that nothing outside would contaminate the enclosure, at the time they could see the sky I’m sure but they have grown just a bit since then!

Lots of basement and underground equipment needed for air movement, temp control etc because at the time of the two year experiment the biosphere was completely sealed up.

I pretended to pose, actually I was taking a much needed break!!!

Now where was that margarita!

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