Friday, March 29, 2013

Minion Blimp & Guadalajara Fiesta Grill

One of our favorite restaurants in Tucson is the Guadalajara Fiesta Grill on Kolb Ave.  We went there last night and got there early for the Happy Hour prices and then hung around and listened to the Mariachi Band that entertained us.  We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the great weather.  Ron & Dee C joined us for a trip down there and we had a great time.  Hot food, cold drinks, good friends and music.  Service was slow, but we weren't in a hurry and managed to fit in two drinks before Happy Hour ended.  Ron & Dee ordered appetizers and we had a mixed fajita that was more than enough food the two of us.

They sell a huge house margarita and Gerry & Dee each had a couple of them.  The margaritas are a little weak so Gerry brought in some Tequila to spice up the drinks.  It works out great and they almost finished up the additional tequila before we left.  The Dos XX was great as usual and went down easily.  

Arizona was playing Ohio State in the NCAA basketball semifinals and most people ate inside so they could watch the game.  I checked on the score a couple times and thought Arizona might pull it out, but a late 3 point shot by Ohio State did them in.  They had a great season and return some key players for next year and big things are expected out of them.  Go Zona!

It's a bird, an airplane, no just the despicablimp flying over the RV park.  This morning we were sitting there all comfortable and nice when Gerry noticed an unusual sight in the sky.  She jumped up and ran for her camera to get some shots of the blimp flying toward us.  It was flying very low and we managed to get some nice photos.  Lots of nice photos so what do we do with them?  Blog, of course.

Double click below.

despica blimp

Low & slow

Really low & slow

It was flying so low that I thought they were looking for a landing spot, but they continued on flying past the RV park.  Our neighbor, Jan came out to see the blimp also and three of us decided to drive up a little closer and get some more shots of the blimp.  By the time we got to the front of the park the blimp was a long way off from us.  I jumped on I-10 so I could catch up to the blimp but he was flying a lot faster than I realized.  We closed the gap, but not close enough to take any more photos.

I later read that they were headed for Deming, NM for the evening and they had a 200 mile flight ahead of them.  At the rate they were moving along, it shouldn't take much time to get there.  The route they had laid out will take them along I-10 until they get to Florida.

Sharon & Al began their trek back to the Midwest today by heading west.  We dropped by early this morning to bid them farewell until this fall.  Their first night destination was Wickenburg, AZ for a few days and then on to Las Vegas to visit with Al's brother.  Long lost brother at that.  Have a great trip guys. 


  1. Great pictures of the blimp. We saw it over the desert but couldn't get a camera fast enough to take a picture of the giant eye facing us.

  2. It's funny how some things are just so cool to see no matter who you are or how many times you have seen it...a blimp has to be in everyone's top 10! Great pictures...not sure the thought process of chasing it down the highway, are you sure you didn't go to Guadalajara for breakfast cocktails?

    Lots of yard work planned for today...yuk. I should have stuck to my plan of a 2 bedroom condo on the 7th floor so I could sit around and do nothing.

    Enjoy the weekend and Happy Easter. All the kids plus a couple are coming for dinner Sunday.