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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 3rd 2005

It all fit in the car, again, and we were off to visit friends in Midland, TX. on the 28th. We had a lovely visit and a great meal in one of Midland's finest, and then we went back onto the prairies of Texas and New Mexico. We spent a night in El Paso, which Joanie prefered to where we had been, and then leisurely finished the trip on the second. I guess that it is good to take that trip occasionally, to reassure one that we are not running out of land. (Or trucks). Traveling across it surely gives the passenger time to read the paper and do his crossword puzzles. Keeping the driver awake can be a problem. This area is typical of Arizona. Lots of sand, cactus, space, and nice and warm weather. ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson January 21st 2005

Only five days left till I jet out! The whole concept of ditching my life for three months has become a little sureal! I just cant wait!... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson April 25th 2002

Geo: 32.2215, -110.97I flew into Tucson via Phoenix .. and the contrast was amazing. Phoenix is a huge block of green, which ends abruptly at the city's edge ... green golf courses, green lawns, greenways along the major streets. I'm sure it's very pleasant, but, knowing that this is a desert, and what a desert!, made it very frustrating to see limited resources squandered in such a fashion. Then I flew into Tucson -- brown, yes, but so textured: cacti and rocks and mountains -- allowing the desert to flourish, to be the desert. Even the golf courses seemed to embrace the desert surroundings, rather than forcing them to look like Florida. Tucson should be a model, but you know that Phoenix would never turn to their smaller, more Southerly neighbor for advice.... read more

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