Hitting Close to Home
It is hard to imagine something so tragic and deadly as the mass shootings that happened in Tucson Arizona over the weekend hitting close to home. After all we are in North Carolina and such an occurrence anywhere is so rare. However my Dad emailed me this morning confirming a belief I had that the Safeway where 6 were murdered and 13 were injured by 22 year old Jared Loughner was actually a place we frequented while we were in Arizona this summer. In fact, we went to that exact Safeway store, which was about 2 miles from our hotel, every single day the four days we were in Tucson. I have distinct memories of talking to people inside the store, standing in the parking lot talking on the phone next to the tree pictured below (far right and back), and sitting at the table on the internet since our hotel did not offer wireless.