31 March 2018
30 March 2018
Here's the full story! Coffee drinkers will cheer this new addition to the coffee purveyors in town.
29 March 2018
29 MARCH 2010
Stage coach travel ~ a hearty adventure
This is a stage coach on display in Tucson's fantasy western community, Trail Dust Town. Imagine traveling across the country in such a rig ~ or even just across town! Hot, dusty, uncomfortable, slow... The folks who settled the West were definitely made of tough stuff. And they traveled light!
Happily, Trail Dust Town is still fun and still displays amazing memorabilia about how the West was developed.
27 March 2018
26 March 2018
25 March 2018
Arizona Theatre Company at the great Temple of Music and Art downtown. The show was wonderful! I can guarantee you will enjoy this musical event! The show runs through March 31 in Tucson and then travels to Phoenix for performances from April 5 -21. Stellar cast with a lot of energy singing and playing some of the best blues classics.
24 March 2018
23 March 2018
The Coronet. It is a small place with a great European flair. Bon appetit!
Recipe thanks to Susan Dodson.
22 March 2018
22 MARCH 2010
Ah ~ the mighty Bristol bus brews again!
Anglophiles and coffee lovers can rejoice! The mighty Bristol Coffee Bus is brewing again! I was delighted to see it parked on the north side of Golf Links Road near Wilmot in the parking lot of the Desert Taekwondo studio (6221 E Golf Links Rd).
What everyone loves is the seating "up top" ~ a nice place to relax with a cup o' Joe. For more info about this bus, check my posting from December 30, 2009.
NOW: This bus/coffee shop seems to have vanished from the Tucson landscape. If you can supply any news of its whereabouts, please post a comment! Thanks!
21 March 2018
20 March 2018
Click here for a story from the Smithsonian!
19 March 2018
17 March 2018
16 March 2018
15 March 2018
14 March 2018
13 March 2018
I just love that we have Little Free Libraries all over Tucson! Here is a particularly fun one that site follower David Aber forwarded to me.
"NW corner of W. 2nd St. & N. 10th Ave. in the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood. The gila monster, created by Hirotsune Tashima & Jason Butler, is reading a poem entitled, "The End of the Chapter" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Poem note: This location has appeared in teh Daily Star's website (tucson.com) on 3/25/13 and 7/03/16 (not my photos). Here's the link: Tucson Oddity"
12 March 2018
11 March 2018
09 March 2018
Click here to read all about it. Yum!
08 March 2018
08 MARCH 2010
Tucson's Cathedral ~
Surely one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Tucson is St Augustine Cathedral on Stone Avenue. Over the front door carved in stone are various desert plants and inside the santuary the saguaro cactus blossom is featured on the main altar, pulpit, lectern and baptismal font. On the north end of the property is a colorful canopy/gazebo/stage which is formed of brilliantly colored metal flowers. I'll post that tomorrow so stay tuned!
NOW: Construction! The north side of the property is being developed as a low-income property for seniors. The colorful floral bandshell will be moved but I can't find a confirmation of its new location.
07 March 2018
Photo courtesy of David Aber.
06 March 2018
The Mission St Xavier del Bac (aka "White Dove of the Desert") is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona. In 1790 when the Mission was founded, the land was still part of Spain. This structure is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial architecture in the United States.
05 March 2018
03 March 2018
This Tucson race track is where Quarter Horse racing began! The winter schedule runs from Feb 10 to March 18 so you have three more weekends to check it out until next year. For the full weekend program - including the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses - click here.
02 March 2018
01 March 2018
01 MARCH 2011
Cross or don't cross?
The weekend's snowfall was so amazing and unusual for us that I want to share a few more wintery images. Here's a hawklight crossing that I captured on my morning walk.
This winter we have had several cold spells with nighttime temps in the 30's but so far this year we have not had any snow. I remember one year shortly after I moved to Tucson that it snowed on Easter Sunday! We're not out of the woods yet!