Tucson Rambles

This past March we spent a week in Tucson to get some vitamin D sunshine!  And it was J’s first trip to the desert, ever!  We went on a couple of hikes, went to the amazing Kartchner Caverns, went to a desert botanical garden and bistro, Tohono Chul, and just hung out drinking tea at The Scented Leaf, where I picked up some nice green tea to take home.

Unfortunately, they don’t let you take pictures at Kartchner Caverns except on certain days and then you have to pay a lot of $$ so I don’t have anything to show you from our walk in the caves there but we did go to a great Mexican restaurant for lunch in a town close by.  We asked the Cavern staff where to go and the woman said “Lucky for you that I’m a total foodie and you have to go to this hole in the wall place, Mi Casa Restaurant, in Benson.  So we went and were not disappointed.  It’s literally a Mom and Pop place; she cooks, he waits the tables. The food was great and we were satiated and happy.

We also “lounged” through an evening at Gates Pass to watch the sunset.  Again, just perfect.  I have lots of great shots from the trip; here’s just some of my favourites.  Hope you enjoy.  (Hint: click on a photo to see the full size image)

Panoramas


A Bit Prickly

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A Perfect Day
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Overlooking Tucson
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River of Sand
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Desert Valley
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Down the Valley on Blackett’s Ridge trail
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A splash of colour
Sunset in the Pass
Sunset glow on peaks in Gates Pass with full moon.

Cacti and other flowers

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Keep on Rambling,

Rich

 

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