A couple of hours of jet-lag “helped” us get up at 4 AM, so we got an early start on the day. A quadruple-the-calories as usual breakfast (hey, it’s free with the room) stretched our stomachs enough to require a supermarket stop to buy quintuple-the-calories stash for lunch and snacks. What is it about vacations? Since we were on the east side of Tucson we decided to do the eastern part of Saguaro National Park – Rincon mountain district, then the 28 mile drive up Lemon Mountain…9,000 feet through six climatic zones — high desert to Canadian snow. Finally to the absolutely spectacular Sabino Canyon, a pure desert oasis. All this from a cold 40 degree morning to crisp, sunny 60’s. The next few days will be sunny and through the 70’s. Poor us. Anyway, check out these photos to get a much better idea!
After a long and great day, a rewarding Mexican dinner….
To bed and to the Desert Museum, Univ. of Arizona Photography Museum, and old Tucson tomorrow. See ya’.
Great story Marsha. Enjoy the desert museum. It is one of my favorite places. If near the Hotel Arizona and the library in Tucson itself, eat BREAKFAST or lunch at Little Poca Cosa…best mexican you will ever have! Poca Cosa Cafe around the corner is also fabulous for lunch or dinner (same family). Around the college area, go to Martines for mole…a little tiny place on fourth street…BYOB. Enjoy some for us.
Keep up the photos. thanks.