My eldest brother and some of his family flew to Apache Junction, AZ on Thursday, Dec. 13. They had lined up a ride from the airport to Mom & Dad's winter home. My niece knocked on the door and Grandpa could hardly believe his eyes!! They took Mom & Dad on a couple of little tourist outings and returned to Minot on Sunday, the 16th.
Mark & I, along with my sister and her daughter, boarded that same plane and headed to AZ. Again, the granddaughter knocked on the door and surprised her grandparents! Oh, it is so fun to pull off surprises like this!! We were in Apache Junction for Dad's birthday on the 18th. It was fun to celebrate with him and Mom and some of their friends. We returned home on Thursday the 20th.
|Dad & Mom|
This niece is attending North Dakota State University (NDSU) majoring in Architecture. We took time one morning to tour the Arizona home (Taliesin West) of Frank Lloyd Wright, a well known architect. It was amazing to see the futuristic work of this man.
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|Entrance to Taliesin West|
|entrance into the house (from the south)|
|looking northwest at the house|
|Metal Sculptures by Heloise Crista|