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 30, 2019

Temperature 71 degrees

Farewell TMM Family Services

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum – The Museum

First NOMADS Project is finished.  It seems like only yesterday that we were backing in and getting ready for yet another new chapter in our lives.  Its been an intense but rewarding three weeks.  Time has really flown by.  Now we need to move on.  So we shall to yet another NOMADS project.

This is our complete team gathered for a farewell luncheon given in our honor as a way of saying thanks for all the work we accomplished.  In the back the men:  myself, Ken, Scott, Carl.  In the front the ladies:  Hedi, Barbara, Cheryl, Teresa.

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Gathered in the conference room for lunch

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Sandwiches and Salad.

Time now to clean up and pack up.  Glad I’m not Ken, he’s got a few things to put away.

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Before we call it a night, let’s spend a few minutes together at The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.

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Entering the foyer you see this sign.  In reality this is what this Museum is all about, it documents how the railroad changed the city of Tucson.

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In the beginning travel in the southwest was by stagecoach.

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Wagon roads crisscrossed the Arizona territory.

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Then came the railroad.

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Now came a new problem, how to move from the train station to the rest of town.

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For many years Tucson depended on its cotton crops and the ore from its mines to support its economy.  But when both fell on hard times Tucson turned to something new

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Yet, unfortunately all good things sometimes do come to an end.

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Additional competition came from new intercity bus lines.

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Today is a time of transition for Tucson.

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Today questions remain that need to be answered for the future of Tucson.

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Let’s finish our tour of Tucson and its railroads by taking a look at the evolution of its railroad station.

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That is the story of the railroad and Tucson.  We’re glad we had the opportunity to visit this fascinating museum which gave us the opportunity to learn more about Tucson.  It’s places like this that absolutely delight us because they give us the opportunity to discover and learn more about an area we are in.

That was our day today on The Road of Retirement.  Time now to go pack myself.  Tomorrow is a travel day, a really long travel day – can you believe all of 30 minutes!  Just a stop over before we leave for Phoenix.  We can’t arrive there any earlier than Saturday so we found a place to hang out for two days.

Thanks for coming along with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you 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!

 

 

 

 

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