See the Empire 100 Art Show and Sale

Dear Granpa

March 29, 2015. Jim and I wandered off into the Eastern hinterlands (East of Campbell) to peruse the offerings of the Empire Ranch Foundation for its Annual Western Art Show and Sale. In its 15th year, this year the show is at the tony Tucson Desert Art Museum. Dubbed the Empire … Continue reading

Monumental: A Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibit!

The Stronghold (60x96)

Do This: Take flight over the iconic landmarks of the Southwest and meet artist Arturo Chavez at the opening reception, February 20, 2015, 5-8pm. 02/19/2015 – These are the large-scale paintings of master American landscape artist Arturo Chavez on exhibit from February 20 – March 29, 2015 at Tucson Desert … Continue reading

Renee’s Organic Oven: A Review

Renee's Organic Oven

Editor’s Note: Please see Renee’s comments at the end of this review. (July 2014) A few years after we moved to Tucson from LA, we became friends with 4 other couples, all of whom were big supporters of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. For years, we played golf together at various … Continue reading

Agua Caliente Park: A Desert Oasis In Tucson

Kids feeding turtles

Agua Caliente Park is one of the best picnic spots in Tucson. There are hiking trails too. I am amazed at how many locals were unaware of it. Below is a slideshow of photos I took one April. Below is a map to show you how to get there and … Continue reading

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Colossal Caves Overlook

Colossal Cave Mountain Park is one of our favorite Southern Arizona attractions. The Park is a great place to take the kids and it’s only 25 miles from Downtown Tucson. Activities include cave exploring, horseback riding, hayrides and banquet facilities, hiking, primitive camping, birdwatching, 2 museums, a small restaurant, and … Continue reading

Bats Under The Bridge: Who Knew?

Campbell St Bridge Bats

I had heard rumors that thousands of bats live under the North Campbell Street bridge (just south of River) and that they take flight at sundown in the summer. This urban legend seemed more plausible when I found out that docents from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum are there every Thursday evening to share their knowledge […]

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