I’m so heartbroken, but some of my favorite life moments was visiting Dennis and Christine at Azure Gate. What initially started as a college visit when I was in high school soon turned into an almost yearly trip, even after I picked a different school. Talking with Dennis and Christine was always a
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We met Christine and Dennis when we stayed at Azure Gate, on our first visit to Tucson in years. Even on this short visit, we felt that Azure Gate had a special peaceful, welcoming, almost enchanted feel to it, beyond the physical beauty of the place and its tangible amenities. When we became r
To know Dennis & Christine as a couple was to me like watching a Primer on love, devotion, tenderness, caring. A perfect fit, completeness, two souls united as one. Two different people in many ways, found each other, knew it was special & held onto each other always. They created and sustained an
Looking through my old photo albums I discovered almost every picture I have of Christine was taken outside in a beautiful setting such as this one. Christine was a natural beauty, flowing with ease and elegance. One of her greatest gifts to me was sharing her love of nature, animals, birds, the des
Sometimes words can't describe how friendships blossom when special people come into our lives. I met Christine when Michael and I were guests at Azure Gate, which turned into 13 years of returned trips. How do I begin to describe what we experienced together? Our souls were knit together and
For years, in our visits to Azure Gate, I thought of Christine as the quietest person I'd ever met. Every morning she was warm and friendly, but ever so quiet. After an initial period of ten years or so we would get together away from the kitchen and dining room. Ah! She wasn't a quiet person --
The great thing about having two moms is having two wonderful women to share your life's biggest moments. Christine had an honored place at my wedding, came to witness the birth of Elden (but alas he was late!!), and pictured here in Bellingham as I went off to college. Full circle her grandson Noah
Just as we easily connected as couples, Christine & I developed a special bond. We spoke about family, life, death, our different beliefs & insecurities, our experiences with depression, our worries, our joys. We were in touch by email or phone & some of my best memories are from our chats in he
While yes this is a picture of my wedding, I, unfortunately, do not have a picture of one of my fondest memories. Game night with the Widmans! However, these are the people that make game night come to life! Whether it is Zoo, Blink/Murder, or the Chocolate Game, I relish the many game nights over t
My loveliest memory with Christine was when I visited her in Prum, Germany at Christmas time, it must have been 1970. We walked from her apartment down a hill decked with snow covered trees and into the town, where there was a small church. The tree inside was decorated with straw ornaments and the
I always felt welcomed by Christine. As her son-in-law, she always made me feel a part of the family and I loved her for that. When I was dating Erin back in the 90's (last century), Erin took me to meet her parents while they lived in Seattle. I was curious about them as Erin and I (at least I felt
Could not have asked for a better place, better way to celebrate my marriage. Mom made everything she touched special. Having our wedding at the Azure Gate Bed & Breakfast was so magical and special. I am so grateful for that offering she and dad gave us.
I do not have a specific memory of Christine to share, but I would like to tell you about our relationship and what she meant to me. I met Christine and Dennis as the host and hostess par excellence the first year Azure Gate was open. We continued as guests there for ten years. Each visit was lik
Miriam and I first stayed at Azure Gate in 2012. We became friends. What is so special is that the friendship started right away. In the first visit, we walked in as two strangers and walked out a week later as friends. Christine and Dennis, nature, warm and welcoming hospitality, friendship,
Mornings at Azure Gate were always something we looked forward to. Dennis, already awake for hours, would be working on some wondrous breakfast creation while Christine had already set an ever different & beautiful table. It was lovely meeting a variety of people & we came to enjoy watching the re
Good thing we taught each other the language of Stardust, just in case. Missing you forever, Christine. Love,Terri P.S. After over 30 years of almost daily conversations, I still pick up the phone for one of our talks. I'm sure you are laughing at how many times I tried (and failed) to post a phot
The four of us hiking was a joy, always something new. Generally Dennis would forge ahead looking for birds & David would be with him or lagging far behind in an attempt to capture a perfect photo. Christine & I were somewhere in between, chatting away, trying to avoid spooking away birds. Those
Christine was a lover and nurturer of people. One of the most precious examples of this to me was watching her care for her mom, "Puppa," in her last days. I remember her showering Puppa out by the pool in the warmth of the desert mornings. She would talk and talk (as Christine always did). The tend
Fred and I treasured our many times with Dennis and Christine. They were just perfect host and hostess. The guests came first- always. Christine was a woman larger than life. In that tiny,lovely body lived someone attuned to each guest. She could see into your soul.She was hugely talented,caring,ene
Bob and I looked forward to arriving at Azure Gate every winter. The Catalina felt like our Tucson home, even if it was only for two weeks. Christine and Dennis were wonderful hosts and we felt privileged to be among the guests they took for outings to interesting places where a Jeep was a good id
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