We left our casita early the morning of the birthday.
We all met at my brother’s home for the drive downtown to visit The Historic Pima County Courthouse.
We were there to see the memorial to the victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting which killed six and seriously wounded thirteen, including the then-U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords.
My nephew, who is employed by Pima County, was pivotal in creating several profound films about the event.
He joined us for our visit. His anecdotal stories about the memorial enhanced the experience.
My nephew’s long time friend and muralist, Joe Pagac, was at work on an enormous mural nearby. We stopped by for a short visit and a chance to see him at work. A real treat.
Unlike the previous day, this day was hot. 100 degrees! I definitely felt the heat blast.
In the early evening we all – plus a few more family members – gathered at Blanco restaurant for dinner. It was a feast of food and family!
Later we returned to my brother’s home for presents and cake.
A wonderful day of celebrating two wonderful persons!
Photo by Randy Metcalf