One of the great blessings of having a nice moving budget from Texas A&M was that it allowed us to enjoy all our last time in Tucson with good friends. We never really liked the cactus or rocks or super heat but we did have some great experiences there and became friends with wonderful people.
The end of May was time to finish up school, including Rhianna's 5th grade promotion, awards and parties for all the kids' activities, and visits with friends. Many people had us over to play or eat or swim and we enjoyed the last few weeks. Here are a few pictures from those last days in Tucson:
The big mishap of the move was with Steve's car. We all drove together in the van and were having his Civic towed on one of those big open car trailers that carries several cars. We got a call as we were driving through west Texas that the driver had had a fire on his trailer and the car was burned. He is not sure exactly what happened, (maybe something broke and scraped the ground and started the fire as he was driving??). He was okay but it was scary for him and really shook him up. In any case we now know from his insurance that 5 of 8 cars he was carrying were burned and 4, including ours, were considered totaled. Now for those with much nicer cars I am sure this is a much bigger bummer. For us it was an older car and just makes for one crazy moving story. They are giving us a fair price for the car, the main thing is that the car was still working great and we just weren't planning on needing to get a car for a while. Oh well....we have room in the garage for all the boxes and packing paper....
Now on to adventures in College Station!