Clarion Inn Downtown Tucson
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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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 full timers here, all old ***** like ourselves. Tonight was their movie night, the movie was Last Vegas. If you have not seen this one it's pretty funny and most of us old ***** can relate.
Hope this finds all our friends and family well, we are both doing really good.
Jim and Kathy
... healthy. Sadly, the same could not be said for many of the animals they brought in - fluctuating CO2 levels killed most vertebrate animals and insects. Apparently the cockroaches survived and thrived.....
The tour included a peek at the infrastructure needed to keep the place running as a 2nd Earth - including a walk through the "lungs". As the air inside the giant glasshouse is heated (expands) and cooled (contracts), the structure needed huge rubber ...
... tube nest. They abandon the nest after one season and other birds take over. That's the lesson for today!! If you are in Tucson this is a must see. They also have wildflower and bird viewing tours. My bird identification skills are in its infancy but its fun finding a life bird. There's a northern mockingbird that hangs out in a tree beside our coach, lots of house wrens and lesser goldfinches too. I need new ...
... this time.
We then went off the beaten track to the top of the plateau overlooking Monument Valley. From here a dirt road - the Moki Dugway - drops the 2000ft in about 6 bends to the valley floor. Views again were unreal. Reaching the bottom you turn off the tarmac again and head across a little marked track that runs through The Valley of the Gods. Surrounded by rock buttresses in all shapes and sizes and with the desert sun casting all different shapes and colours ...