April 9, 1988

This is the day that I married my lovely wife 33 years ago at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Downtown Tampa. What a day and what a life! I was able to ride the area this morning in a little 25 miler to get my bearings reestablished. Tucson is the most bicycle friendly city in America. Off to the loop.

There is an old racetrack that had come a park and it was open and I went in and took some pics and actually rode a small piece of the race track.

A fellow came up and stated I should not be in here. I left with my experiences and pics. There will be many more pics of the Loop as the week progresses. A local favorite.

The wife and I have a plan for the rest of the day which was to include Tucson Botanical Garden.

We had an early reservation at a restaurant near the top of Campbell Rd. called Vivace and it was wonderful. The food and the view. Sunset from the top.

We had tickets for the Oscar nominated animated film shorts at The Loft Theater. What the wife did not know was that I had gotten the marquee done with a message of our anniversary. I went by earlier by bike.

The wife was stunned and it was really hard for me to keep the secret. I succeeded and Mariella was blown away. The shorts were tremendous in an open air theater behind the theater. It was a great day. Peace out. Tres

12 thoughts on “April 9, 1988

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both !!! I can almost see the surprise and happy shine in Mariellas eyes seeing that billboard! Great job Tres ! Love and Hugs from All of us to you both !

  2. Wonderful pics and many congrats .. My wife and I will ride in Tucson in the near future
    I did on C2C 2019 with Bubba……. the trip was The Time of My Life . So good that I published a book about the journey in Feb 2021

  3. Happy Anniversary.! So many cool things – the ride around the track, the Cactus Car and the marquee! How cool of you and I’m sure Mauri loved it! Enjoy the day and the rest of the trip.
    -Gibby

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