I’m still down in Tucson and spending most of my time on brother duty, making sure he has enough meds, food, etc. He’s doing really well, so it’s been pretty fun. We’ve been able to hang out more than I thought we would.
Yesterday I snuck off for a bit to have lunch with my great aunt and uncle. My uncle let me take some photos of his camera room. He’s 93 and has collected 1600 cameras in his lifetime. Many are rare and all are in working condition. He let me take some snapshots of his collection, which I’ll post after I get back home.
Today my brother’s wife was home all day, so I decided to rent a car and reclaim my freedom. I got a pimped out Buick Lucerne. Well, it was as pimped out as a Lucerne can be.
My foot was feeling a lot better, so I decided to drive out to the desert for awhile and hike around with my camera. It was 96 degrees out and the sun was blazing hot. I guess I was the only person crazy enough to be out, because I didn’t see anyone else around and the parking lot was totally empty.
When I stepped out of the car it was really peaceful and quiet, until I heard a rattlesnake in the near distance. Fortunately, it rattled every 10 seconds or so and I could tell it was getting farther away. Honestly, I was hoping to see a rattlesnake, but that didn’t happen, which I guess is a good thing. I kept on with my hike and had a great afternoon.