yes, the weekend eventually had to end and since i desperately missed my better half and little people i was actually very ready to head back to the mothership, but man was it fun. three days of laughing so hard my weak sauce abs ached as though they'd actually had a work out and enough gin and tonic to keep the days blurry and blissful.
better half did an absolutely stellar job of caring for our brood and giving me a quick vacay to celebrate one of my nearest and dearest. the kids had an altogether spectacular time with their all star daddy and i added to the incredibly long list of why i adore him so. there is no way i could step into his office and not make a colossal mess of things while he was away and while i get the difference in our roles, after all he is a parent and i am not in the military, i was wowed by him (this seems to happen a lot) at the ease with which he seamlessly took over the full time parent role.
a long weekend in tucson arizona is just what i needed to reaffirm my love of time with the girls, pools and skydiving as well as confirm my aversion to extreme heat. even a dry heat...which i was reminded of constantly while visiting the oven desert known as tucson. the mountains are stunning and the ac is intense, but i think a winter visit would probably make breathing easier. i waffled between feeling like i was laying in an oven and standing in front of a blow dryer on high heat and i found it highly amusing to hear locals remind me that it was simply a 'dry' heat and i had the unfortunate task of enduring humidity (gasp!) in omaha. i dont prefer either and really dont enjoy a spitting contest of which is worse, baking in an oven or shouldering the immense weight of humidity...i just know im a spring/fall/winter kind of girl.
we ate enough fondue to tip the scales and had icy cold cocktails with shmancy made up names that i would never make like white peach hibiscus margaritas...hibiscus? who knew how delish it could make a margarita. we went to a sky diving tunnel where we flipped, flopped and flew around like socks in a spin cycle and laughed. so. much. we celebrated a remarkable friend in remarkable fashion while soaking up a gor.geous resort, retinae burning sun and some much needed much loved girl time.
me thinks we should find reasons to do this more often...only next time with all of our better halves in tow....