The first part of this blog is about Roger! This has been his last week working with our son, Michael, and Merrill Lynch. Those of us that have left careers know that you do it with mixed feelings. I remember feeling a little lost when I left my teaching profession, but was able to adjust to retirement in a short amount of time. In fact, Roger said that I adjusted to full time playing without any problems. Roger has had two very successful careers in the military and in the financial services business. I am so proud of the hard worker he has always been. Now it is his time to play! Congrats to Roger!
This week has been filled with cycling, saying goodbye to Tucson friends, and for Roger, saying goodbye to clients as well as his business partner and our son, Michael. Of course we will see Michael again, but Roger will not work with him as a partner. The pics below give you a glimpse into our last week in Tucson.
|Some days all you get are stops for red lights. Roger is waiting for the light to change as we cycle up Craycroft to the Catalina Mountains.|
|Sandy, Annette and I ride one last time in Sahuaro Park East.|
|Great riding buddies: Annette and Sandy. Sandy has been a very special riding buddy going back to 2005. Oh the miles we have ridden together.|
|Our spot at Davis Monthan. Bear loves RVing.|
|Bear is not too happy about his upcoming bath!|
|Michael and Dexter come over for dinner while Bridget is in Colorado.|
We took the Tour in for some minor repairs and were thrilled to have them completed before our departure to Texas, next week.
On a final note, I want to congratulate our son, Michael, for completing the Ride For Semper Fi. This is the second time he has cycled the 430 mile trip from Scottsdale to San Diego. This is the ride that raises money for wounded Marines. Roger rode in it last year and I helped along the way, so this may be familiar to many of you who have donated to this cause. This year the ride raised over $300,000. Actually, Michael rides more than the 430 miles because he cycles back and forth to help others complete the ride.
|Michael, a CAT 2 cyclist, is helping another rider.|
|Finally the finish line! |
Thank you for reading the blog. The next one may be a little late, but it will come to you from Texas.