Keeping busy.

Hi Folks,
We have replaced our events page for now. There are no events. You can still visit our Annual Events page here.  We believe in hoping for the best but planning for the worst.

There is really no point in posting events because they have all been canceled or postponed. Our website is not immune to the far-reaching effects of this global pandemic.  We have lost business too, hopefully, temporarily, we have lost readership. No one wants to read about what there is to do anywhere. But while the news is telling you to STAY HOME, I am pretty sure that means, be safe. Don't go spreading your germs around. Practice "Social Distancing." Limit your exposure to others as best you can. If you wash your hands often, you are less likely to pick up a germ or pass one on. It is as simple as that. If you have a cold, cough or runny nose, wear a mask, please, when going out in public. Protect your loved ones and others.

SHOPPING

Many people are switching to online shopping. Groceries especially. I originally suggested Safeway as they have a monthly and annual plan, but I cannot even get a delivery date.  To get delivery from Whole Foods, it is best to buy an Amazon Prime membership. They do have a trial and the yearly membership fee is $119 should you wish to continue or $12.99 a month.

Sprouts Organic and Natural Foods uses Instacart. Delivery on your first order is free. Please tip well.

Costco's Senior Days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 am for those over 60. What a treat! The lines are long at these times. I passed it up for the second time. I do not know how long it would have taken to get through the door, because with social distancing, everyone was 6 feet apart and the line went for at least 400 yards, that would be 200 people right?

Sears at the Mall is closing its doors if you dare or if they haven't already.

DONATE & SUPPORT

Donate to your local Community Food Bank. There will be plenty of people who will appreciate it soon.

Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery has joined up with Sia Botanics to bring you Hand Sanitizer.  OR you can make your own with 60% grade Alcohol and Aloe from your yard.

Support our advertisers who support us. Here is the page to the Museum of Miniatures.  Consider purchasing a membership.

Rancho Rossa, the vineyard with a heart, and one of our favorites will ship free with a purchase of 3 bottles or more. Say hi to Chris and Breanna for us.

April 4 is the deadline for the Javelina de Tubac Online Auction to benefit the non-profit Tubac Arts community. These Javelinas are HOT!

The Fox Tucson Theatre is busy rescheduling events for you. If you already have tickets, you will be contacted.
This Friday, April 3rd the Fox will be hosting a Virtual Concert on Facebook. Please join and donate.

Agua Caliente Park is open but the buildings are closed. Please practice safe distancing. It will be closed Easter Sunday.

THINGS TO DO

So, now, what can we do? How about a veggie garden? Take walks. Get fit with an online exercise course. Clean out that closet. Take the stuff you don't need to your favorite thrift shop.

Take a bike ride or wheelchair out on The Loop. If you are handicapped, electric scooters are acceptable.

We are going to try Sweetwater Wetlands today. Even with the freeway widening project, you can still access it. I suspect there will be no one else there. We will let you know. If you are a birder and have never been to Sweetwater Wetlands, see our article.

You can still take a drive out to Whitewater Draw. Take a picnic lunch. I am not entirely sure if any Sandhill Cranes are there, (they usually leave around February)  but I am sure there are other critters and that the pond is full. What a season of rain we have had. It should be a good season for the grapes. We'll have to check with the wineries. Maybe you can stop by and buy a bottle of wine or two. Some of them you can purchase online. Not as much fun, but it will help them get through these times.

If you are a history buff and love ghost towns and mining camps, well, only the ghosts are there to complain. You can read about some of the ghost towns you can visit here. Not far from Patagonia are a few mining camps you can discover on your own.

Make your own facial mask. This is my favorite video. Quick and easy. Make several. Be chic. You would have to contact the hospitals directly to see what their specifications are and if they are in need.

BOOKS

Read a book. Here is our list of recommended reading. ( If you purchase from Amazon we get a small cut.)

RESTAURANTS FOR TAKEOUT

Some restaurants are open for take-out or delivery. IF you want to see your favorite restaurant open when things return to normal, buy a gift card.
Here are the restaurants that have reported to Tucson.com that they are open. And YES, Gourmet Girls is open. (Shameless Plug) Tell them we sent you.

And a big thank you to Jo Schneider from La Cocina who is feeding unemployed restaurant workers.

Be well, stay well. This too will pass. And we will eventually heal and hopefully have learned something from this tragedy.