Not Driving

It is very nice to not be driving. Or, to be more exact, Freja is a fantastic friend who not only is letting us stay at her house while they are out of town (although they are supposed to return tonight, if they can get out of the Dallas airport), she is also letting me drive her car around town. So, we have been able to cruise around town and leave my car in their carport to rest for a few days.

We have also been resting for a few days and Adolfo says that he now feels like he is on vacation. With the help of friends, I have been able to show him the Tucson that I really love.

For the last two days, we have been waking up late and heading out to different cafes around town with the laptop. We split a fruit and yoghurt plate and a scone or other sweet breakfast bread and have some coffee. We trade off checking e-mail and reading whatever newspaper is around. We plan our day while finishing our coffee.

We went to Tork’s as soon as possible and, of course, it was an excellent experience and Khalifa wouldn’t let us pay for our lunch. We had lunch at Tork’s with Steve and he invited us over for mojitos at his house after he got off work. After several very good mojitos (made by a friend of Steve), we were convinced that Adolfo needed to experience the Sonoran Dogs of el Güero Canelo. After more discussion, and finishing the pitcher of mojitos, we decided that a taste test was in order to determine if the Northern or newer location was better or worse than the original South Tucson location. The original was deemed the unanimous winner. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of knowing the Sonoran Dog, it is – a hot dog, wrapped in bacon, grilled and placed in a white hot dog bun along with, pinto beans, onion, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard and topped with salsa and guacamole.

And, today, I’ve had a stomach ache all day long – I am not accustomed to eating Sonoran Dogs.

Tonight, I think we will finally make it to Yoshimatsu!

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