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Great American Tour – Tucson Stop

It’s hard to believe that we’ve only been in Tucson for five full days.  What can you accomplish in five days when you are still jetlagging a bit and it’s hotter than blue blazes outside?  Well….  one can accomplish a lot – especially if your name is Madeline Anna DeCardy-Torris.

Tonight was our last night so we decided to take Maddie out for a steak dinner and there just happen to be a balloon man at the restaurant.  Now, you must know how shy Maddie has been most of her short little life.  Tonight was just another example of how she has grown so much this year.  She looked “Ballon Man” square in the eyes and answered his quesitons about color choice freely...

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Maddie arrives in Tucson


The girl is flying A LOT! This summer alone, she will have earned over 27,000 miles with United.  She knows that clouds are beautiful and they look soft, but they are super bumpy and make the plane jump.  It’s a rare sight to see a rainbow though and she knew that… see below – apparently she couldn’t believe it.

The day after we arrived in Tucson we made our way to the Westin La Paloma which is a favorite hangout during the summer.  We were there for the 4th of July so we swam, ate great food and of course watched fireworks.  It was a really good time – relaxing for us all!

One of my favorite photos is of Amelia eating corn on the cob.  We ate the corn, but she enjoyed the cob and enjoyed making the mess that went along with it! :)

Maddie fell in love with mom’s dog, Bear and loved h...

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