Super 8 Marana/Tucson
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... s a lot of work yet to be done because the entire infrastructure needs to be restored....from building roads so they can get there to a water system to restoring/rebuilding homes. I'm not aware that their home was structurally damaged but do know that when they lost power they lost everything in the freezer. Without water, the house is essentially uninhabitable. They're fortunate in that they can live in their motor home, but FIMA ...
... come across and old building… maybe a house… 2 ft thick rock walls… About 75% of the walls are still standing… no floor, no roof, no pipes, no plumbing… ¾ a mile away on the hill side is the remains of the concrete pads, walls, and structures where the Smelter actually stood… We assume ...
... it was 150 million. And the cost to maintain it is about 4 million a year and it is not paying for itself. Today the Arizona University in Tucson runs it with all private funding. (That's why it was open).
We toured through the rain forest, the ocean, the swamp, and the desert. Then we went underground to see all the equipment that runs it all. The we went through a 200 foot narrow tunnel to the south lung. Then we returned and viewed the living area of the biosphere.
Monday, April 8 - When I woke up this morning it was beautiful out and the sunrise was stunning so I took some pictures. There was a little breeze and just waking up and walking around at Gilbert Ray Campground makes one feel lucky to be alive. This is one of our favorite places that we have camped and all the Saguaro's just makes it fascinating.
We have storm warnings for today with high winds coming ...
I'm glad we don't 'tourist' all the time! It's exhausting! But we are getting to see lots of the sights in the Tucson area. Today we headed down to the Mission mine to see if we could get spots on their 9am tour. Not a problem when we arrived but we learned a little while later that there was a school group arriving and that we would be sharing the bus with them. They were gems and very well behaved! While we were waiting for the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking