Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tucson, AZ

Sunday - We are back to 80°F for the afternoon high so back to the pool. Not much going on today. I did get the first coat of paint on the last of the refrigerator trim. It needs to dry overnight before a final light sanding and the second coat. 

The furikake Chex mix turned out pretty good. Basically, replace the Worcestershire sauce with soy sauce, and instead of salt, add a whole bunch of furikake which is a mixture of seaweed, sesame seeds, and dried mackerel all crumbled up and sold as a condiment for rice. It’s addictive… BTW, I didn’t add pretzels but did add dry roasted peanuts. The don’t take up as much volume. 

Monday - On the way back from Bridget’s appointment, we stopped at Costco. No big, major purchases but some of my favorite ramen bowls and other “bulk-ish” groceries such as olive oil and those wonderful Costco hot dogs.

Tuesday - We went out to a park west of town for a Pima county moon rise walk. There were only about six of us including the leader. We went for a short walk with a lot of explanation of why there is a full moon and some other facts about the dark sky program.

We watched the moon rise with saguaros in the foreground. The phone camera isn’t good enough to see the silhouette of the saguaro. The hills block the city lights from Tucson and streetlights are required to have covers to block the upper side of the fixtures. 

Once the moon was up, there was plenty of light to cast distinct shadows and walk along the trail. Not quite as well as night x-country skiing under a full moon. The snow would make it seem very bright even more than the light sand of the desert. 


  1. Wow, the night shot under the full moon is one of a kind. Great job, Richard!

    1. I was amazed at how well the phone camera worked that evening. Even some stars are visible. The desert walk was a nice event offered by Pima County.