Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tucson
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... liked the baby Bighorn sheep and the many squirrels stalking the area
Our hotel in Tucson wasn't too bad, just in an awkward spot. I had my heart set on going to the Pinnacle peaks steakhouse at the Traildust town tourist precinct. Only catch is it would be a 16 mile drive across the city to get there.
This drive wasn't so bad, being a Sunday probably helped. We wandered the touristy stuff while we waited for our table to open up ...
... of good old-fashioned fun! It is the old movie/tv set that hundreds of westerns were filmed at, including several John Wayne movies, High Chaparral, The Three Amigos, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, to name just a few. The impressive saguaro-covered Gold Mountain that stands behind the studio is featured in countless films, and is easily recognizable now that we know about it! We saw a hilarious shoot 'em ...
... It is a place where visitors can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space. You will note the dome. Moorish architectural influence as a result of the Moors invasion of Spain.
The current church dates from the late 1700's, when Southern Arizona was part of New Spain. In 1783, Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain was able to begin contruction on the present structure usin money ...
While Pete was in Incline working for diesel, I visited the Tohono Chul garden, a smaller version of Old Tucson Museum. This is just as interesting and charming. Tohono means desert, Chul means elbow, translated to mean a corner of the Arizona Desert. After a delicious salmon salad at the garden's bistro I took an hour guided tour. I'm so full of factoids my head is spinning. I'll keep the information to the ...
... on jet lag) and the heat killed me. Post run I ventured over to the student union building to the food court and had a lovely breakfast of a blueberry bagel with honey and walnut cream cheese (Jealous, Erica and other bagel lovers?). The campus here is stunning, especially compared to that of Auckland Uni's! Something I've found humorous is that they have cactus gardens all around campus. The size and scale of everything here is actually ...