This antique-looking vending machine is situated near the restaurants at the Desert Museum. This big "wind up" box turns a copper penny into a cool oval disc embossed with one of four different desert images. It's fun to turn the crank and make the disc!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: