Xanadu Ranch12th Anniversary

Its an even year anniversary so that mean's its Terry's turn to plan it. She did a great job as usual. We had a nice relaxing weekend in Sonoita. We stayed a Xanadu Ranch which is Hybrid B and B Guest Ranch. The ranch is also pet friendly so we brought Lucy on her first trip/vacation. It was very relaxing


Silent AuctionJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Another successful charity art exhibit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Last year we raised $3000 dollars, hopefully this year we raised as much or more. This year we added something new to the exhibit, a silent auction. I entered six photographs for the art exhibit. One of my shots "A nice day for golf." (pictured on the left) was auctioned for $205.00. As usual there was tasty appetizers and wine.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research.

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

Went on a Unit 48 day trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens. We were lucky to visit during the time that the the Chihuly in the Garden art exhibit was displayed though out the gardens. Started off with a nice lunch at the Patio CAFÉ. After lunch we spent a few hours walking around the gardens. To top things off most of us headed towards Scottsdale for a nice dinner at Cowboy Ciao's.