Category Archive: Arizona

An unexpected extended stay – Tucson, AZ

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We are continuing to enjoy a pleasant springtime in Tucson.  We’ve been wandering through the desert daily as early as possible to avoid the unbearable daytime heat – wow, the sun is hot down here! During those… Continue reading

A rendezvous in the desert – Tucson, AZ

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So here we remain, at our “winter headquarters” for this year – Tucson.  The population of over a half million seems to be spread out enough that it usually doesn’t feel too overcrowded, although we… Continue reading

Exploring by land and water – Page, Arizona

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We were excited to arrive at Lake Powell for a change of pace after many miles of hiking in and around Zion National Park.  The 186-mile long lake lies mostly in Utah and… Continue reading

Flying high before leaving Arizona – Parker, AZ

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As we begin our trek north, our final stop in Arizona was at Buckskin Mountain State Park, scenically located between the Buckskin Mountains and the Colorado River.  It’s also situated along the Parker… Continue reading

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Ajo, Arizona

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We are back in the good old USA, alive and well and recovering from sipping a few too many margaritas and eating a few too many burritos and tamales in Puerto Peñasco. Crossing back… Continue reading

Wrapping up our month-long stay in Tucson, AZ

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Our month-long winter break in Tucson whizzed by as we went about completing maintenance on Betsy, socializing, hiking, birding and checking out local attractions.  And we thought we might be bored here!  Be forewarned that… Continue reading

Hollywood in the desert – Tucson, AZ

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Old Tucson Studios Another attraction we checked out while hanging in the Tucson area was the Old Tucson Studios, a movie studio / theme park.  The complete western town spread out over 300 acres… Continue reading

Art along Arizona’s highways

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This post is a collection of “drive by shootings,” a gallery of art I gathered as we’ve driven along Arizona’s highways.  I was captivated by it the first time we were here in… Continue reading

An imposing church in the Sonoran Desert – Tucson, AZ

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Continuing our investigation of missions in the Sonoran desert, we visited the only remaining intact mission in Arizona.  It’s an imposing white-washed structure in the distance along I-19, approximately nine miles south of… Continue reading

Exploring Tubac, AZ

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But first… The slide toppers that Steve ordered arrived and our friendly installation team members John and Dave arrived to help with the installation.  The whole operation went smoothly, thanks to the fact that… Continue reading