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I was out the one day to get some photographs of the sumptuous clouds that form at certain times of year, adding a certain amount of interest to an already amazingly photographic place.Continue reading
In no particular order, here are our recommendations for The 4 Best Downtown Tucson Museums: (1) Jewish History Museum; (2) Tucson Museum of Art; (3) El Agustin de Tucson Presidio; and (4) Arizona Historical Society Downtown Tucson Museum.Continue reading
We enjoy going to the Fox Theater in Downtown Tucson, particularly for live performances. It’s a lot like living in Manhattan where we could enjoy a delicious dinner, then walk only a block or two and take in some of the best theater in the world.Continue reading
Tucson has a lot of Mexican restaurants and not all are worthy of a second visit. Knowing which ones are best is most important when you have visitors from out-of-town. After all, you don’t want to be embarrassed by taking them to one that they aren’t going to rave about.Continue reading
Fair warning. This review has at least four moving parts. It may be too complicated for some. It involves an evening of (A) dinner and (B) a much-anticipated performance at (C) an historic theater with (D) downtown parking & bathroom issues. Viewer discretion advised. ******************************* On a beautiful Friday evening just before Christmas (2011), Ms. [...]Continue reading
First on my list of last minute Christmas shopping ideas is the Old Town Artisan Studios. Much overlooked, it is full of great little stocking stuffers as well as just the right Christmas gift, be it art, jewelry, or a one of a kind tooth brush holder. Hand Made in Arizona is their specialty. Visit the website. -kr Disclaimer: This post was actually written by Ms. karen, the wife. -kr … Continue reading
Viente de Agosto Park is an acre of grass & trees in the heart of downtown Tucson at the point where Congress & Broadway split into one-way streets. “Viente de Agosto” is Spanish for 20th of August. In late 2011, the park became the tent camp of Occupy Tucson protesters. The Tucson Visitors & Convention Bureau website claims that Viente de Agosto Park celebrates the birth-date of Tucson, August 20, 1775. Wikipedia has a different take. “Viente de Agosto is the national holiday celebrating teachers and mentors across Mexico. Although the name would indicate the holiday is held on August 20, it is actually celebrated according to the lunar calendar. The first celebration of this glorious occasion fell on Friday, August 20, 1974. Every 6 years, when the holiday falls on a Friday again, leads to an even greater celebration than normal.” Viente de Agosto Park is also the site … Continue reading
October, 2011 American comfort food pretty much sums it up. Hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, pot pies, fries, mac & cheese, ice cream. Sound like a diner to you? Hub was highly recommended to me by Regina, my dental hygienist. It’s a fairly new downtown restaurant located on Congress between 5th and 6th Avenues. Parking is in the rear. I’m a big fan of the developing downtown area. I see real potential. I frequent Maynard’s at the train depot and Cup Café at Hotel Congress. Was Hub as good? No, not yet. … Continue reading
The Presidio Inn Bed & Breakfast IS authentic Tucson. A real 1886 Victorian adobe example of high-class 19th century Territorial architecture. I want you to experience this unique home for several reasons:
It is not a replica. This was the home of a wealthy family living in a dusty village on the outer edge of the American frontier more than 125 years ago. This at a time when most people here lived in shacks, tents, or dirty, dreary boarding houses.