4th of July Outdoor BBQ at Jay's

Tucson Travel Blog

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John arrives in Tucson and we have a drink to get things started.

I have decided to join my meet up friends for a traditional 4th of July BBQ at Jay Anderson's residence, Jay is one of SAAC's (Southern Arizona Adventure Company) co-organizers (http://www.meetup.com/thesaac/calendar/10057690/) I'm sitting here at home listening to my favourite local FM station 94.9 and they has a list of Patriotic songs playing, so far my favourite is the National Anthem that has always fascinated me. I have spent hours learning this song and as we speak I feel like a pro: the words of the national Anthem of the United States tells of a gruesome fight for dignity more than anything else - many refer to it as independence but the recognition of the right of a person to live free is in itself a fight for dignity. Living here I now understand more the fight for liberty. My travbuddy friend John (www.

travbuddy.com/pensacolapyro) decided to drive down to join me in celebrating tonight and we plan on attending the BBQ and then going dancing, well I did not tell him I was taking him reggae dancing. It was a last minute decision: I was on Travbuddy editing my birthday blog when John sent me a message asking why I had not invited him to my birthday party. My reply to him was that I had not invited any of the Phoenix Travbuddies either; my decision to have a birthday party had been a last minute thing too. I then told him I had another party to attend tonight and if he did not have any prior engagements or commitments, he was welcome to join me for the traditional 4th of July barbeque at Jay’s house. He said he had no prior commitments but had to check on something and would call me back in fifteen minutes. Well the call never came in the promised fifteen minutes.

 

I settled back on TB and edited my birthday blog some more, once I refreshed my updates page, I found a comment from John it simply read “I’m leaving in 15 minutes”, which meant he had been on the road fifteen minutes already.

Nikki and John (both TBs)
The drive would take him three hours putting him in Tucson at a quarter to 6:00 p.m.  I was excited so I called him and he said he needed directions getting to my place: of course he had not written down the address I had given him, ok he said he did not carry the piece of paper he wrote the address on. My cell phone is something else, I replace my Verizon phone with one of those pay as you go  cellular phones that work when you don’t need them to work and completely shuts off when you need them to work. John could not get in touch with me for the first hour that he was on the road so he sent me a text message to call him. We did the phone thing for a while and soon he was in Tucson, we had a refreshing glass of rum and cola at my apartment before we decided to go to the BBQ.

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John arrives in Tucson and we have…
John arrives in Tucson and we hav…
The three TBs (Nikki, John and Me)
The three TBs (Nikki, John and Me)
Nikki and John (both TBs)
Nikki and John (both TBs)
Liz, Bill, Me and Bill (the two ar…
Liz, Bill, Me and Bill (the two a…
Me and Nikki (TB)
Me and Nikki (TB)
The three of us share the same bir…
The three of us share the same bi…
Steven (Mr.X) and Liz
Steven (Mr.X) and Liz
Me and Karl
Me and Karl
The three of us share the same bir…
The three of us share the same bi…
Me and Tom
Me and Tom
Liz, Mario and Me
Liz, Mario and Me
The skies were glowing with the su…
The skies were glowing with the s…
The sky was glowing with the sunset
The sky was glowing with the sunset
Steven, Don and Liz
Steven, Don and Liz
Stan and me
Stan and me
The fireworks, I could not get any…
The fireworks, I could not get an…
Steve recording the fireworks disp…
Steve recording the fireworks dis…
Steve recording the fireworks disp…
Steve recording the fireworks dis…
Steve, Joe and Me
Steve, Joe and Me
I did not go into the hot tub, I h…
I did not go into the hot tub, I …
Me and travbuddy John
Me and travbuddy John
The twins and Alicia enjoying the …
The twins and Alicia enjoying the…
Ben and I
Ben and I
Our host Jay and me
Our host Jay and me
Me and the full moon, great evening
Me and the full moon, great evening
The full moon
The full moon
Me and John leaving the party
Me and John leaving the party
A phot on the road
A phot on the road
John
John
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