“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury
In an attempt to stuff our eyes, to pursue the wonders that our big world has to offer, we packed our bags and headed out west. Our destination—Tucson, Arizona.
The Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase—is an annual event showcasing the treasures of our Earth, a month long affair paying homage to all of the old and wondrous splendor nature creates with nothing more than time and the elements.
When we touched down in Phoenix, our first move was to rent a car for the trek to Tucson. Convertible? Yes, please. As we made the drive, we were floored by the landscape: the rolling mountains, the way the desert blended deep reds and stunning auburn, how the sunsets popped with purple hues and fiery puffs of cotton.
I am so proud of this beautiful young lady. I watched her grow from a sweet little girl chasing frogs to becoming an stunning artist. Now she is a beautiful grown woman that inspires young women everywhere that if you have a dream follow the path of that dream. It can be done. Loren Hope I am very proud of you. Continue the path your dream takes you.