The weather has been a mix of sun and rain and cold and wind so we've been doing little hikes from the RV park and hitting some of the pretty darn great tourist sites in Tucson.
|Beautiful trails right from our RV park. That's Tucson Mountain Park in the rain shadow...|
|There are several wonderful sitting areas scattered along the trails behind the RV park.|
|I love all the colors and shapes and moods you get in the desert!|
|I even did a little baking on the rainiest day!|
Turns out Tucson has a pretty sweet coupon deal if you plan on visiting several of the excellent sites in the area, it's the Tucson Attractions Passport. Lots of 2 for 1 deals that can make the price of the book worth it after just one site.
We've visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. A very well done combination of museum and zoo and gallery. The raptor show was awesome, raptors flying INCHES above your head! The grounds consist mostly of trails through the desert, docents are available for in depth informational tours.
|During the raptor show this guy took off from 6 feet in front of me and flew inches above the crowd.|
|A docent was showing this owl in a courtyard...|
Almost doesn't even look real in person!
|An experimental plane of which only two were ever built.|
|The Guppy...this was the most unusual looking plane there, |
I thought it looked more like a whale than a guppy.
|Trippy looking helicopter, Hans told me it was used to lift heavy objects.|
The weather is clearing up and we are ready for some good hiking with John and Pam of Oh The Places They Go.