Arizona wedding

Posted by Nate in Holidays/Birthdays/Etc, Travel.
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 at 2:38 pm

This is Karen and I about 24 hours ago, hiking a canyon north of Tucson, AZ. Did you know saguaro cacti don’t start branching out until they’re at least 50-60 years old? That probably puts this monster behind me at over 100 years old. Whoa. The saguaros were blooming while we were there, and I found out each saguaro flower opens just once, in the cool of the night, and then closes forever by about noon the next day. If it was pollenated, it will produce fruit, if not… try again next year.

We were in AZ for Karen’s brother’s wedding, a very nice ceremony and reception with lots of good food and fun. Karen was in the wedding party and looked great, but we’ll have to wait for the official photos to come back since I don’t think either of us got any.

The wedding was on Friday, leaving us Saturday and Sunday to explore Tucson and lounge by the pool, and we managed to hit three local brewpubs! There are even a few we didn’t make it to — who knew there were so many in Tucson? Not me. Good times all around, good people, and congratulations to Dean and Daniele!

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2 Responses to “Arizona wedding”

  1. Rick Says:

    I have to say I’m jealous of your free time in Arizona. I’d have been up at 4 a.m. to go birding! I notice in your post, you didn’t mention all the cool birds there, hummingbirds especially.

    Glad to hear you had a good time and the wedding was so nice. I’m anxious to see those pictures of Karen.

  2. freddie Says:

    It’s been HOT the past few days here in Chicago but I haven’t seen any giant cacti.

    I was perusing iTunes for new podcasts and stumbled across this which reminded me of you.

    Also, I posted some pictures from our trip to Minneapolis.