Sweet Deals!

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Occasionally, many of our local merchants offer special discounts on products and services for our visitors to Tucson and Baja Arizona.

These deals can amount to substantial savings on lodging, dining, and merchandise and make your vacation dollars go a lot further.

Check out our Sweet Deals in the posts below.

The New Desert Museum Aquarium

Boy Watching Seahorses

On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 […]

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Tombstone Times Monthy Publication

Tombstone Times Logo

Our thanks to Keith Davis of Goose Flats Graphics and Janice Hendricks of the Tombstone Times for providing historic photographs of Tombstone and Bisbee. We will be using more of these priceless images in upcoming features. You can subscribe to the Monthly Tombstone Times! Receive the Tombstone Times paper edition … Continue reading

Desert Museum Membership

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum needs no introduction but, If you are going to have lunch at the Desert Museum, visit more than once or take advantage of the Gift Shop, it is worthwhile to buy a membership when you first arrive. There is a 10% discount for all members … Continue reading

Online Savings

Restaurant.com A good source of money-saving discounts. Type in your zip, hit your ‘Enter’ key and discounts at specific restaurants in your area magically appear. Sign up for regular email notices. … Continue reading

Diamond Lil’s

Diamond Lil’s is a blast back to the past, a Vintage and Gifts shop located next to El Corral Steakhouse, one of the oldest and more popular steakhouses in Tucson. A fun place where you can get quality cowboy as well as other clothes at a reasonable price. They are … Continue reading

Tesoro Tucson

It was our pleasure last summer to hear the unique sound of Tesoro at Hacienda Del Sol. Tesoro’s sound features a blend of rock, world, and jazz influences, Tesoro takes Flamenco Fusion to a new level. If you are interested in hiring TESORO for your private event or party, the … Continue reading

Cabins at Roper Lake

Roper Lake Cabins

Camping in Comfort

We are always looking for comfortable places to stay at affordable prices. Roper Lake State Park just outside of Safford, offers 8 lakeshore cabins for rent yearround. A steal at $55 a night, 2 day minimum, 14 day Maximum. Visit the official website for more information.
Photography Copyright © Arizona State Parks

Behind the Scenes at the Desert Museum


There is a relatively new set of in-depth tours at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum that will delight anyone who wants a closer look at the critters at the museum. If you have been visiting the Desert Museum for years, this is your opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of the Museum.

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Seafood In Tucson: What’s The Big Deal?

Boys and Touch Tank

Not too long ago I posted an article about our Behind The Scenes Tour of the new Warden Aquarium at the Desert Museum. In that piece I included a photograph of two young gentlemen, perhaps 5 and 7 years of age, with their hands in the Touch Tank learning about sea life up close and […]

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