Has the rain followed me from Costa Rica?

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
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Sunday, January 6, 2008

A CLOUDY DAY IN AZ
Arizona is known for being sunny. Phoenix registers over 300 days of sun a year. So why has it rained several days already?? Alas, I will take rain over snow any day! And it's only rained a few more times since then...

Driving to Tucson in the rain was no fun. Traffic was slow, local drivers were seemingly just as stunned by the rain as we were, but fortunately it cleared up by the time we reached our southern city destination.

HISTORIC TUCSON AND BEYOND
The downtown Tucson area was very colorful. We stopped for a delicious lunch at "El Charro" restaurant (Caro's Internet find!), the oldest single-family operated Mexican restaurant in the US. The food lived up to the hype. With a full belly, we decided a walk through the historic Tucson district was appropriate to aid digestion as well as take in some of the sites. The Old Town/Historic district was very pretty. Areas outside of this district were not so pretty. Caro & I referred to these areas as "the Bootleg Phoenix"...maybe we've been spoiled!

We ended our day trip with a beautiful sunset, speaking of which, all Arizona sunsets are breathtaking. We also took in an independent movie we'd been dying to see "Bella", which wasn't showing in Phoenix. I guess Tucson is not so bootleg after all!
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