Husband: Giffords had reunion with staff in Tucson

June 20, 2011 - 2:00 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Astronaut Mark Kelly says a weekend visit home to Tucson was good medicine for his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

In an interview with the Arizona Daily Star, Kelly says he and Giffords got Mexican takeout Friday night and on Saturday went for a ride in downtown Tucson.

He says later Saturday, Giffords had a reunion with her staff that included an emotional meeting with Ron Barber, who was also injured in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13.

On Sunday, the couple and Giffords' family had a Father's Day breakfast of eggs, bagels, fruit salad and leftover Mexican food.

By 11 a.m., they were back in the air headed for Houston, where Giffords will continue rehabilitation therapy as an outpatient.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com