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Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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What I did
Tanque Verde Swap Meet
Lynn and I headed into Tucson to hit a few local sites. The first was a Farmers Market at St. Phillip's Plaza. It was small, but interesting. I made my first acquaintance with Pichuberries. They are a cherry-sized fruit which grows in a husk, much like husk tomatoes. Very tasty and supposedly filled with lots of things that are good for mankind. Tasty was the only attribute I could come up with.
Then we drove about another seventeen miles to visit the Tanque Verde Swap Meet. Whoa! This baby, which started in nineteen-seventy-five was even larger than the last one we saw somewhere else. We had a grand time shopping and Lynn found another new hat for me. it was in a stall run by a middle-aged (it's all relative) Mexican gentleman. It's a semi-western hat with a four inch brim and woven from palm leaves. A good price and a good fit. Actually, it's one size smaller than I usually wear, so I must be losing some weight! Anyway, it was fun there and all. We had lunch and then moved on to our next target...hmmm, maybe destination would be a better word, since it was Kmart. Lynn had to re-fill a prescription and we needed a few other sundries. She bought another top and I found a pair of shorts on sale and an ice pack. With the weather so hot, one never knows.
Then an hour's drive through downtown traffic and up over the steep and windy Gate's Pass road and we were back here. A nice day, albeit windy what with a front moving through. It's supposed to be rainy for the next couple of days, but we're moving, so perhaps we can trick the hydro-gods and not get caught. Fat chance! It has clouded over and the wind continues now at eventide. It's tempering a bit and still no rain, so "Que sera, sera."
Thanks for stopping by. More from Catalina State Park, north of Tucson...