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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 18th 2015

Arrived here Saturday to spend time with our friends Hope and Ted Keyes. We have known them for over 30 years after first meeting them when we lived Page/Lake Powell. We took a jeep trip to Mt. Lemmon about 3 hours by a back road. Mt. Lemmon is at 9,000 feet and the temperature went from 80 degrees in Tucson to 60 degrees on the mountain. We had a great lunch at the Iron Mountain Restaurant with a view to the valley below. We will be leaving Monday morning for New Mexico.... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 18th 2015

Photos of Hope and Ted. View from summit of Mt. Lemmon.... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 5th 2015

Biosphere 2 Anfang der 90er Jahre wurden 8 Leute in ein abgeschlossenes Biotop "eingesperrt" mit dem Ziel, sich selbst zu versorgen und zu überleben. ...sie haben überlebt... Heute ist das Gelände ein Botanischer Garten und eine Versuchsanstalt der University of Arizona.... read more
Das Meer

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 5th 2015

Pima Air & Space Museum Das Pima Air & Space Museum ist, wie der Name schon sagt, eine Flugzeugausstellung. Es zeigt ausrangierte Flugzeuge jedes Alters, meist Militärflugzeuge. Mit speziellen Themen-Hallen für die jeweiligen amerikanischen Kriege. Gleich nebenan, in der trockenen Wüste Arizonas, befindet sich ein großer Flugzeugfriedhof ("Boneyard") bzw. Lagerort für nicht benötigte Flugzeuge.... read more
Pima Air & Space Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson May 4th 2015

I’LL BE DAMNED John Dillinger made his ornery way through the Great Depression not by honest toil or sacrifice, but by robbing banks and killing anyone who didn’t like it. By January of 1934 he had made it to the top of the most wanted listed list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. J. Edgar Hoover, the cross-dressing bulldog at the head of the FBI, affectionately referred to Dillinger as Public Enemy Number One. Every law dog in the country was on the lookout for him or any member of his gang. Their pictures were everywhere. In January of 1934 the Dillinger Gang was taking its leisure among the gentle folks and the salubrious climate of Tucson, AZ. Members of the gang were Harry Pierpont, Russell Scott, and Fat Charlie Makley. The three of them took ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 20th 2015

Christine, one of Debra's long time friends from grade school, came to visit from Toronto along with her sister Michelle who lives in Vancouver. Both are school teachers so they had some time off during March break. This gave us an opportunity to explore some things that we had yet to experience. Of course there were a few days enjoyed just hanging around the pool, and we did tour around downtown Tucson which included a trip to El Charro's in "old Town" for some local Margueritas. We even got a tour of a private house that was 130 years old! Michelle, being very outgoing struck up a conversation with Joe the owner who exemplified Tucson's friendliness by inviting us in. They were just beginning to have dinner ame watch the local Wildcats basketball on TV. The ... read more
Enjoying Happy hour with Christine and Michelle
At Mt. Lemmon with the Girls
Lavender Pit

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 14th 2015

After spending an enjoyable 10 days in Florida golfing with some guys mainly from New Brunswick, Dana returned to Tucson where the weather was quite a bit warmer than the Orlando area. Debra begun some golf lessons which will help advance her play. She's making good improvements with her game, however, as most golfers realize, it's a life time of work in progress. We also ventured out on another long hike in the Saguaro National Park West. The Hugh Norris trail is a 9.8 mile return hike and meanders along numerous ridges to Wasson's peak, which is the highest point in the Tucson mountain range. The trail was well marked and quite rigorous at times. The total elevation is about 2,000 ft from the trail head, so needless to say, we had enough when we completed ... read more
Our Friends at Mount Lemmon
Hops at the Desert Museum
Early Spring Arizona

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 2nd 2015

Dana left on February 18th to join his brother and others for 10 days of golf in Orlando. My brother's girl friend Linda came in on the same day. It was nice to have company while Dana was away. Linda and I spent a couple of days at the Grand Canyon which was a "gasping" experience for Linda who had never been there before. On arrival, we enjoyed a fabulous sunset and relaxed for the evening . The following day we spent some time hiking around the south rim and part way down the Angel trail. The weather was comfortable unlike the North rim which is cold and closed to the Public this time of year. Next stop was Sedona with some awesome views of the "Red Rocks" and the Chapel of the Holy Cross . ... read more
Devils Bridge Sedona
Cathedral Rock Sedona
Sabino Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson February 13th 2015

Our friends ( and former neighbours) Sheila and Alvin arrived on February 7th for a visit. From all appearances, they seemed quite happy to be out of winter in Mississauga. It was great to have them to tour around and we made the most of their time with us. Sunday we're off to Nogales Mexico which is a twin town to Nogales Arizona. They are similar in name only! It's amazing how 2 communities with the same historical and cultural background can be so different. We parked on the Arizona side and walked into Mexico with absolutely no border check. On the way back into USA, it was quite a different story and it took about 1 hour to clear customs back into USA. Alvin sharpened his skills by negotiating and excellent price on some very ... read more
Old Tucson
Along the Apache Trail
Sabino Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson February 6th 2015

We finish off our second week in Tucson with a couple days of rain. It was quite unusual to have so much rain in the desert. Mt Lemon which is the highest mountain bordering Tucson received over 5 inches of rain. Of course there is always a danger of flash floods, which thank goodness didn't happen. The locals now claim it will be fabulous spring with so much rain in the ground. As a side note, the Sequora cactus can hold enough water for a year, so they should be could until 2016. After a couple games of golf and a regular routine of exercise, shopping etc, we did visit the Tucson Museum of Art. This was an interesting eclectic collection of historical and contemporary paintings and sculptures. Of course there was a cowboy section but ... read more
Pablo Picasso
Painting by Pablo Picasso
Native American in Tucson Museum

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