(Published on - 1/13/2022 5:01:08 AM)
If you are reading this blog and wondering what the Alexis Chavez Team was up to last month, you're likely already familiar with myself, the author, and in the right place. If you were Googling us, just clicked a link, or happened upon our real estate website through some other means, allow me to preface the rest of the post with this: although I have grown up in Tucson I am not, in fact, an Arizona native. So this month's post was inspired by the first-time experiences I had last month - experiences that many might consider to be common Tucson activities!
I finally got around to Mount Tumamoc Hill, to start. It began as a normal work day, with Alexis and I having a listing appointment in the afternoon and chatting over lunch before we were to head out. When I asked her what her New Year's plans were, she replied, "Maybe I'll go to Tumamoc like I did last year." So I asked her to invite me if she does, as I'd never been and heard a lot about what a good workout it can be. Suddenly I hear, "Why not today?" and "Do you have sneakers in your car??"
Turns out it was near our listing appointment and anyone who knows Alexis (or even knows OF her) knows how much she likes to exercise. "Way steeper than expected or... way more out of shape than I thought," went through my head as we trekked up the mountain hill, Alexis chatting the whole way up while I could barely gasp a reply now and then.
For anyone who hasn't gone, I will say this. If you go in the evening and you're not already out of breath when you get to the top, then the view will take your breath away. The sparkling city lights springing up into the sky and all of Tucson shimmering beneath a gorgeous, painted sunset will instantly melt away any regrets of ever agreeing to work for Alexis Chavez in the first place and ending up on this mountainside as a result. If you have any regrets, that is, and which I, of course, do not! ;)
I also finally made it around to Mr. Ans, a poppin' Asian restaurant on Oracle that I had stopped by once, but not long enough to go inside or have more than just a drink. Well let me tell you, this place is more like dinner and a show, what with the talented teppanyaki chefs. The filet mignon, lobster, and scallops were mouthwateringly succulent and the cooking style, highly entertaining. Let it be known, I did attempt to catch a piece of food in my mouth! I didn't want to and totally knew it was just going to hit me in the face, but getting out of my comfort zone is what I am all about now, since this last year getting started in real estate! And trust me, nothing feels better. (Getting out of your comfort zone, I mean. NOT talking about getting hit in the face with food)
And, finally, I went to my FIRST U of A BASKETBALL GAME!!! This might come as a surprise to some of you, especially since I did attend the U of A, but I had never been to one in person before until now. And now, I can't wait til the next one! Even if you aren't a total sports fan or you occasionally don't know what's going on (like myself), it is a completely different experience in person. You can see the communication between the players, feel the danger of the cheer squad's balancing acts, practically hear the "swish" of every ball in the net, and being part of the Wildcat crowd, it's impossible not to get swept up in the moment! How do I go back to just watching on a screen?!
Who knew I was missing out on so much? And who knows what adventures next year has in store? Nobody!!!
...except, maybe...the grand coordinator of all these activities... Alexis???