Guided Tours of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Santa Cruz River Valley Tour at Tumacacori

Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading

A Springtime Visit To Tohono Chul Park


March 13, 2015. There are many reasons to visit Tohono Chul Park in the Spring. They always have interesting art exhibits, such as the Mexican Folk Art Show & Sale. And amazing plants in the greenhouse you can buy for your own garden. But in the Spring, go for the … Continue reading

Book Now For Our Next Santa Cruz River Valley Tour

Mission Tumacacori

Southern Arizona Guide Presents The Santa Cruz River Valley Tour Join us Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for a pleasant day trip through the Santa Cruz River Valley and discover its rich history, cultural heritage, unique landscape, and distinctive foods. Your guide for the day will be Jim Gressinger, travel writer, … Continue reading

Funtasticks Family Fun Park: Year ‘Round Good Times!

Funtasticks Go Kart Racers

Funtasticks Family Fun Park is what its name implies. Fun for the whole family. The Park has a clean, pleasant picnic area shaded by mature mesquite and palm trees, in addition to its many rides and attractions. We saw a lot of people there having a really good time. Summer … Continue reading

See The New Baby Big Horn Sheep At The Desert Museum

Big Horn Sheep Ewe and lamb

Mother’s Day 2014 saw a new mom at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with the birth of its first Big Horn lamb since 2007. The new lamb arrived early Saturday morning, May 10. Over the years, the Museum has had six successful Big Horn births. The ewe, recently transferred from the … Continue reading

Big Bird Lives At The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch!

Male Ostrich

I imagine that anyone who lives in Tucson, Arizona has passed by the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch along I-10, at Picacho Peak many times. And I imagine that most Tucsonans have, as they passed by doing 85, thought to themselves that some day they would stop in and see what … Continue reading

The Story of “Bad Angel”: Pima Air and Space Museum

Kill marks on "Bad Angel".

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving 2013, Ms. Karen, my 94-year-old father, Bill Gressinger, and I were visiting Pima Air and Space Museum. We were in Hanger #4 to view the beautifully restored B-29, when I happened to take notice of a P-51 Mustang near the big bomber. It’s name … … Continue reading