We parked next to the Joel D. Valdez Library in Tucson 6 weeks ago and found ourselves surrounded by a warm and welcoming community. From the usual 75 degree temps and surrounding mountains, to the citizens who welcomed us into their homes and family-owned restaurants with open arms (and frequent hugs), the atmosphere was immediately comfortable and we all settled in. During our time here we would hear from both native and visiting Tucsonians, realists and dreamers alike. We inherited Tucson as our surrogate home, practicing capoiera, tango dancing and exploring its terrain. In efforts to give back to Tucson a fraction of what we received, we ended our stay with a potluck that brought together the best of what Tucson had to offer: friends, food and fellowship.