Tucson and California

Last week Wednesday, hubby and I returned from a weeklong trip to Tucson and California (which is why there were no posts for a while).

For your viewing pleasure, here are some pictures from the trip.

We spent time with Alex’s grandma and aunt in Tucson.

We had a tennis match with Alex’s aunt.

When we started out, we were all playing like normal adults…

…but things quickly deteriorated.

I consider myself the victor of the day.

Then, we traveled to California to visit all of my family and Alex’s grandparents. We hadn’t seen any of them since August. So I was grateful for the opportunity to see them, even if it was fairly brief.

One day in California, we went to the Peterson Museum. I love going to museums, and I really enjoyed the trip.

Two of my younger sisters
My grandparents
Another younger sister and her boyfriend
My youngest sister, Laurie, and I in the scooter exhibit. I want one of the vintage Vespas behind us.
My momma and I. <3

Alex and I both took pictures of the cars.

Check out the etched glass!

There was a super car exhibit

and my favorites were a Bugatti Veyron and a 1939 Bugatti.

I also liked the Lamborghini Muira, which was one of my youngest sister’s favorites because it looks like it has eyelashes.

The Muira is the car that my dad always wanted when he was younger. So he had to tell two of my sisters all about it.

Actually, he did that for just about every car in the museum, and they listened attentively.

There was a Hot Wheels exhibit. It had every Hot Wheels car ever made on display.

Alex and I had an obsession with hood ornaments and grilles.

At least one of the cars will show up as inspiration for a dress, at some point.

My youngest sister, Alex and I went up to the kid’s discovery zone with my grandparents, while we were waiting for everyone to finish in the museum.

I love this picture! I stood behind and tried to make it look like her scarf was blowing in the wind

On a couple of days during our trip, we went to Alex’s grandparents’ house. We always play aggravation with them. The girls beat the boys by a landslide.

Anyway, I just wanted to share about the wonderful trip and show what a beautiful family I am blessed with. 😉

  1. GA

    January 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Fun day! Thanks for sharing the memories. Love you, GA

    1. Becca

      February 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

      It was fun! I miss you all. love you too! <3

  2. Korey

    January 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    These pictures are awesome. Normally I am not interested in cars at all (probably because I never learned to drive) but these pics look super neat. The cars are so distinctive and have such flare. Your family are quite photogenic and I can see a strong resemblance between all of you.

    1. Becca

      February 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Thanks! Yeah, I suppose it would make sense to not be interested in cars when you live in a big metro area. It makes the most sense to use the metro system. We’ve even parked outside of D.C. and used the metro system the few times that we’ve gone there. I’ve found that Californians (maybe even just people on the west coast) like having their space. That’s why attempts at establishing subway systems have failed throughout California. I think they have a hard time with being too close to people. So, it makes sense that a museum like the Peterson museum is in Hollywood. Anyway, sorry for the excessive thought-dump. Haha! Thanks for the compliments about my family. We definitely all resemble each other, except for the fact that they’re all at least 6 inches taller than me. :-O

  3. Angie

    January 26, 2012 at 9:49 am


    You can buy eyelashes for cars. Of course, they’re not as nice when they’re not on a lamborghini, but still.

    Glad you’re back, and you had a nice vacation.
    Missed you at the end of last year too, and I’m glad that you are healing, and that you shared your experiences. I know that wasn’t easy, and i salute you.

    1. Becca

      February 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

      I’ve seen those eyelashes on some cars, and I think it’s a bit strange.

      Thanks! I’m glad to be back. I’m doing really well, and I can see now what an important part of the healing process it was to share my experiences.

      It was great to hear from you! I look forward to blogging about many fun projects this year, and hearing about any projects that you work on or any tips you might have–especially gardening tips. 🙂

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