TOUR AMERICA, 2019: TUCSON, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Tucson Metropolitan Ministries Family Services

Oct 18, 2019

Temperature 81 degrees

Einstein Brothers Bagels

Saguaro National Park Visitors Center

Ah, no alarm this morning.  We have Friday, Saturday and Sunday to ourselves.  The rest of the team was up at 7 am headed to the same place we were going later in the day.  We decided to leave later at a more realistic hour, like around 10 am.  Moreover, we were not going in a straight line. Not us, not on your life.

We slowly got out of bed, had a cup of coffee and then decided to go get some breakfast.  We had found one of our favorite places here in Tucson and just had to go.

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As soon as we walked in we felt right at home.

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Bagels and a great cup of coffee.  Sweet.

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Then, they went and broke my heart.  They didn’t have an Everything Bagel!  Imagine, I had to settle for an Onion Bagel instead.

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Once we finished with our bagels and coffee we were off for some sightseeing.  According to our trusty GPS we needed to take Route 10 East and along the way we spotted this, the only thing I can think of is someone really loves the state enough to go to all the trouble of putting a capital A on the side of a mountain.

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In due time we were at our exit.

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This is the same exit we’ll be taking in February when we come back to tour

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and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Boneyard.

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Now it was time to follow the signs to our destination of the day.  First, a right

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Then a left,

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another right

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and we were there.

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There are actually two parts to this National Park, a West Side which is about 30 miles from our current location which is the

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First stop was the visitor center.

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Outside and all around there they are, at least several of them.  Many, many more to come.

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This was outside and to the right.  What a wonderful mosaic.

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Time to go inside and learn about this amazing National Park and its residents, the Saguaro Cactus itself.

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Here is what we learned about the Saguaro Cactus

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Looking out the window this is what you see.

Moving back outside we come to the Garden Walk.  Moving through this garden and discovering just how many plants within the Sonoran Desert could be used for food, medicine and clothing was really eye opening.

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I sure hope whoever is preparing it does indeed get all the spines out!

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We’ll call it a night now.  Tomorrow we’ll take a tour of the actual park along the eight mile loop road.

Of course I just had to get a new T-shirt and my sweetie bought me a Tortoise

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That was our fascinating day on The Road of Retirement.  We were absolutely thrilled by what we discovered.  We were able to do it at a leisurely pace, we took time to read and learn, and as always came away with lots, and lots of pictures.  Just the way we like to do a day of sightseeing.  Thank you Lord for this wonderful world You have created.

Thanks again for joining us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you again tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!

 

 

 

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2019: TUCSON, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Yes, Thank you Lord! Beautiful pictures. Very interesting info of the cactuses or cacti. We’ve seen the prickly pear sold in Florida. Never tasted any. Will you try it and report on that?😊

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