Category Archives: Arizona

Tucson: Monday 24

Drive: Tucson to Phoenix
Quick stop at Queen Creek Olive Mill [tours sold out]
Heard Museum: Native American collections, Katsina
Tacos at La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop
Beer flights at O.H.S.O. Eatery + nanoBrewery
Flight home

Ceramic bird. Heard Museum collection.

Ceramic bird. Heard Museum collection.

Katsina. Heard Museum collection.

Katsina. Heard Museum collection.

"High Moon Over Monument Valley" (2002), Joann Johnson (b. 1964), Navajo. Heard Museum collection.

“High Moon Over Monument Valley” (2002), Joann Johnson (b. 1964), Navajo. Heard Museum collection.

Textile (1860-70), Unknown artist, Navajo. Heard Museum collection.

Textile (1860-70), Unknown artist, Navajo. Heard Museum collection.

O.H.S.O. receipt

O.H.S.O. receipt

Tucson: Sunday 23

Sabino Canyon hike
Poco and Mom’s–lunch
Joffrey Ballet at UA
Union Public House–dinner

Sabino Canyon map

Sabino Canyon map.

Sabino Canyon hill

Sabino Canyon hill

 

Elaine and cacti!!

Elaine and cacti!!

Ladies' room sign googly eyes, Sabino Canyon

Ladies’ room sign googly eyes, Sabino Canyon

Hatch chili sauce, Poco & Mom's

Hatch chili sauce, Poco & Mom’s

Tucson: Saturday 22

Titan Missile Museum
Elvira’s Restaurant, Tubac–lunch, mole
Old World Imports, Zapotec carpet purchase
Drive past Nogales International Airport, through Patagonia to Sonoita
Dinner at The Cafe, Sonoita–burger and quail

The ICBM in the silo.

The ICBM in the silo.

Down in the bunker, Tubac Missile Museum.

Down in the bunker, Titan Missile Museum.

Tubac. Oh yes.

Collecting Santa Cruz County.

Collecting Santa Cruz County.

Dusk outside Sonoita.

Dusk outside Sonoita.

Twilight outside Sonoita.

Twilight outside Sonoita.

Burger at The Cafe, Sonoita.

Burger at The Cafe, Sonoita.

Tucson: Friday 21

4th Ave. Street Fair
(Kitt Peak is ON!)
Maynards Market & Kitchen–lunch
Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation
Wiwpul Du’ag Trading Post
Kitt Peak National Observatory–nightly observing program. What we saw: 21march2014-nop-kevin-jeronimo-carmen.pdf (PDF, from http://kittpeak.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/march-21-2014/)
US Border Patrol Checkpoint at border exiting Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation

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Burritos Are The Enemy. No Más Burritos!

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On the 12-mile drive up to Kitt Peak.

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View up the road to Kitt Peak, featuring the 4-meter Mayall Telescope at 6875 feet.

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View south from Kitt Peak towards Baboquivari Peak, the most sacred place to the Tohono O’odham people.

Tucson: Wednesday 19

Hampton Inn Phoenix Airport North
Budget Rent-A-Car
Morning Glory Cafe (at The Farm at South Mountain)–breakfast
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, outside Superior
Porter’s Cafe, Superior–sun tea
La Cocina De Casillas (Burger House), Miami–green chile burger
Bacon’s Boots and Saddles, Globe
Cobre Valley Center for The Arts, Globe–quilt exhibition
Vida e Caffé, Globe–coffee
Pickle Barrel Trading Post, Globe
Drive to Tucson
Check-in at Helen’s
Sprouts Market
Union Public House–dinner

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Elaine and cactus at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

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Obligatory portrait with cacti at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

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About to enter Bacon’s Boots in Globe.