Welcome to Tucson!

3 weeks have flown by since we said goodbye to Alice Springs and hello to Tucson! A good friend said the first 3 weeks are the trickiest for everything and that is ringing true for this move!

The first week we stayed in a hotel, which allowed dogs! Sydney had fun ordering room service, travelling on elevators and making friends with the cleaning ladies.


The first week was a culture shock, jet lag, donut eating, rushing around everywhere kind of week. We both discovered our Australian licences couldn’t be transferred to a US licence so had to sit a written test and driving assessment. With one day of practicing driving in a hire car on the ‘wrong’ side of the road I just scrapped through but passed! My husband on the other hand (ask him how he went 🙂).



Our house and new cars!



the aussie got the licence first go 🙂



And we bought an RV!!! The plan is to tour around in it for training and triathlon races. Her name is Priscilla.


Unfortunately we are learning the hard way about some of her functions…..


Now into our 3rd week here and things are starting to settle down. Kevin has started work fulltime at Raytheon while I start my fulltime studies into finishing my masters. We are into the training for Ironman Arizona in 14 weeks. One thing I’m still adjusting to is the food, so much of it and so much sugar everywhere!

Will definitely take a while for this place to feel like home, but with my favourite person and furchild here, there’s no other place I’d rather be.


Seeyou next month!