Category Archive: Arizona

Feb 26

We could visit Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone

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After being disappointed with the town of Tombstone (see article here) I decided to see if we could park at the lot next to the Boothill Graveyard. Boothill is now on the National Register of Historic places. According to a plaque the graveyard was restored by Tombstone residents in the 1920’s. The final resting place …

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Feb 25

Tombstone: Too tough to die but hard to visit in an RV

Main street blocked off

Sher and I had planned on a visit to the ‘historic’ town of Tombstone since we were in Tucson. We decided to drive there on our way back east. Well, we were disappointed. There was literally no parking available anywhere close to the main street. Signage directed us to an RV and trailer parking lot …

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Feb 10

Sunset over the Sonoran desert

A beautiful blaze of the day's last light

We took a drive to the Tucson Mountain District of the Saguaro National Park one evening. It was a visual delight to watch the desert turn from the bright sunlight of the day into the subdued lighting of dusk followed by yet another night.

Feb 10

Tucson’s fabulous Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show

Imprressive slab full of huge trilobites

Every year the city of Tucson hosts the premier showcase for dealers displaying and selling gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry. The 2016 show has 43 different locations around town. Over 4000 different vendors ship in specimens from literally every continent on earth. You will find acres of huge temporary buildings, tents, canopies and awnings set …

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Feb 06

Discovering the Coronado National Forest

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Sher and I were driving in our motorhome on the far east side of Tucson, following Tanque Verde Road, one of the main east-west routes. As we approached the foothills of the Rincon Montains the road became Reddington Road. We kept on driving enjoying looking at the houses, horse ranches and the scenery. The road …

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Feb 03

I met Duke today

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Today I was pleased to meet Duke as he walked his owner around the Whispering Palms RV park here in Tucson. Duke is a pure bred Chihuahua and is a rescue dog. We had a nice chat. It is fun meeting fellow RV travelers and their traveling companions.

Jan 31

The magnificent Saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert

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The Saguaro National Park is unique in that it is actually in two different parts: The Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District. One section is west of Tucson, the other is east of town. First designated as a National Monument in 1933, the monument was officially made a National Park in 1994. Sher …

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Jan 24

Fort Lowell Park showcases 19th century military history of Tucson

Free Museum

Fort Lowell Park is now a large city park northeast of downtown Tucson. It is home to several ballparks and soccer fields. The ground is also the site of a former frontier Army fort. The original military post was opened in 1860 on the outskirts of the then tiny town of Tucson. This location was …

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Jan 18

Whispering Palms RV Park is a gem in Tucson

Extra wide and deep sites

Every once in while Sher and I find what we consider an exceptional RV park. We have found one such park here in Tucson. We normally stay at most for two or three nights, however we are enjoying Tucson and the weather! We have decided to spend a month at the Whispering Palms RV Park …

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Jan 16

Tucson’s El Charro Café lives up to its reputation

Sizzling beef and chicken fajitas at El Charro Café

The folks at the RV park recommended that for some real authentic Mexican food during our stay in Tucson we should be sure to visit the El Charro Café. That recommendation turned out to be spot on. The El Charro proudly proclaims that it is the nation’s oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same …

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