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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

So how was it? One for the records? I hope so. Do you want to hear what we did... Well good I'm going to tell you.

We took off Friday after dropping the boys off with Jen and Adam {let's hear three cheers for J&A} We were going to go up to Phoenix for the day and then stay the night at a 5 star Resort in Tucson.... But we had last minute changes. We were able to get the last two spots in an evening retreat to go up Mt. Lemmon. Mt Lemmon is known as a Sky Island, this is because you have many different ecosystems in a short distance. It's 27 miles up to the top and you go from this

to this....
Yes, there those are cactus you see in the first picture, and a people skiing in the next. In 27 miles!! It was really weird but cool at the same time.

Like I said we went up there for a retreat, it was to the Sky Center. Mt Lemmon is one of the best places in the WORLD to see the sky! The air is so clear and clean and there is little to no humidity. Can I just say Holy Cow??? HOLY COW!! The telescope we looked through was amazing!!

{Don't look at the fact that I'm blinking... just look at the telescope}

We met this really great guy name Adam Block who is the astronomer that does the program. He showed us some amazing thing that you can see by just using a good set of binoculars. He has taken some amazing pictures {yes ALL of them are real!} which we saw and then we got to look in the telescope and see two dying stars, we saw the birth of a star in the Orion nebulae. We saw Saturn, with it's moons. We were even able to see TWO other galaxies. We were able to see a Venus and a star in the day time {yes, the day time}. It really was amazing!! It really puts things into perspective! I would HIGHLY recommend everyone to go! It's worth the time and the drive for the 5 hours. {on a side note.... plan to go in the summer time. It was so COLD!!!}

Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie!!!! I'm glad that you were here so that I could spend this day with you. I'm glad that we got to see the stars. You make me so happy and I'm so in love with you!

10 comments:

Amy said...

What a fun day!! Glad you got to spend it with your Sweetie!

Telisse and Kade said...

Leah,
How romantic..... Im glad you too got that little break. I have actually been to mt lemmon my uncle lives in Tuscon and before Danny and I were married I took a guy to my uncles to visit and my uncle told us to go there that it was a really nice drive..... UM NO MAKE OUT POINT is what it turned into for me. I had totally forgotten about that horrible night. I didnt like the guy. However after reading your post I like it again. HA HA

Stuart and Heather said...

That is amazing! It will have to go on my list of places to go before I die! Sounds like you guys had a great time.

Connie said...

Wow- great trip! I think Peter would really love going there.

Melissa said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend. I'm so glad that you and Steve get to spend time together without the kids. When parents are happier the whole family is happier!

LORI said...

SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN, AND SINCE WE'RE IN THE AREA I'LL HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT!

The Scott Family said...

Wow! What an amazing place to spend v-day! Glad you had such a great one with your sweetheart!

Whitney said...

That sounds so romantic! And look at the pretty rose you have! That is bananas that it goes from the lovely desert to the horrid snow in such a short distance!

Denise said...

That looks like so much Fun! I love stuff like that!

Ariella said...

I've never been up to see the telescope. I didn't even know it was there. I can't tell you how many times I've been up that mountain, every girl's camp, every holiday, every time Adam wanted to go rock climbing, and yet we didn't ever go see the space center. Very cool! and romantic. Looks like you guys had a great time. Only 3 more years and we'll be back to Tucson. I can't wait!

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