TownePlace Suites Tucson Airport
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... in Tucson. We will come back and do things on the east
side next time but I am ready for different scenery. I have seen enough desert
and cacti for a while.
We are headed NORTH to Phoenix on Monday for a couple of days to visit family and friends and then to Bullhead City for a week to visit more family and friends. We are hoping on the 13th to head towards the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Talk to you in a couple of weeks.
Rusty and Debbie
Jane lives out in the desert so we were able to park the RV at her place and stay for a couple of days. While we were there we did venture out to the Kitt Peak National Observatory. You drive 12 miles up the mountain and there you find 26 astronomical ...
... can't take any thing with you: coats, cameras, cell phones, water bottles....nothing! Before entering the caverns you go through three sealed metal doors. Your skin is misted to keep dust and other particals from falling on the walk ways. Lights are on only when viewing certain areas. I tell you all this because it is extraordinary the precautions that have been taken. But now to the WOW factor! First you think about when these two experienced cavers discovered this ...
... growing. The town got started in 1901 with the protection of Fort Huachuaca and as the Indian issues were subsiding. With several name changes, this little community is worthy of another visit.
After Sierra Vista, we made the drive to Tombstone, AZ to see the OK Corral and Wyatt Earp fame. Tombstone is a flashback in western historical lore. That brief historical ...
... are also a couple of ice cream parties to attend... Excellent.
Formal Orientation is over, thank goodness! Enrolled in all my classes today and met my adviser for Linguistics after we had sat through two hours of 10minute talks about nothing much. Us lot then went to get lunch and run errands together in the afternoon. During lunch, I got shat on by a bird (and I kid you not) 4 times while we were eating lunch. What are the chances?! ...
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