Our trip North included a ride to the La Paz Airport, flying to Tijuana, taking a shuttle to the border, walking through customs, taking a larger shuttle from the border to the San Diego airport. After a brief layover, we hopped Southwest to the Phoenix airport, where Jim and Kaaren were waiting for us in the terminal. They had flown in about 30 minutes prior. Off we went to their new home.
Despite a little rainy weather, we enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, morning rides in the arena, admiring Jim and Kaaren's team roping practice, shopping trips, shooting practice at the range, a matinee movie, art walks, football games and lots of laughs and stories over delicious meals and wine. What a great visit.
|La Paz Airport: Nancy with Elizabeth and Alan (SV Vivacia) - friends who had similar travel plans|
|The first shuttle in Tijuana|
|8 hours later - Paradise on the Desert !|
|Kaaren towing the Ropamatic machine during practice|
|Kaaren and Jim team roping - Kaaren in the foreground (Heeler)|
|Jim and Kaaren team roping - Jim (Header)|
Rob operated the chute - Nancy stayed out of the way
|Rob and Nancy watching the roping from the safety of saddles|
|Time for a cruise into town in Jim's 1970 Cadillac|
| Enjoying REALLY good sushi and sashimi|
Fun dinner and live music at Electric Eel, Cave Creek