eat at casbah teahouse on 4th...
eat at casbah teahouse on 4th avenue (they serve organic vegetarian food). you sit on the floor (small chairs and couches) and they have belly dancers for entertainment. heading to Sabino Canyon at 9pm for a night hike in the desert. you'd be amazed at how many people do this so late at night....
Thujas (thuyas) of Tucson
It seems that they like to grow thujas (thuyas) in Tucson and southern Arizona at all - just outside their houses.
Look at my picture please - isn't it thuja tree there?
Hehe, it remains me Greece and southern Italy especially :-).
Colossal Cave State Park
This cave is on the National Register of Historic Places. It had been used by historic early people, and later by train robbers. This is a dry cave and is an unusual 70 degrees year round. We really enjoyed it, but we thought the price of $7.50 a little high as you only were show a half mile long section of the cave in about a 45 minute time span. There were some nice formations of “bacon”, flowstone, boxswork, helictities, stalactites, stalagmites, and towers. Unfortunately many of the stalactites had been broken off in the early days before the came was protected. Even so I am glad we went, as I always enjoy caves. March 15 – September 15, tours are available Monday through Saturday 8 – 6, Sunday and holidays 8 – 7. During the rest of the year tours run daily 9 – 5. Price in 2003 was $7.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. If you enjoy horseback riding, there are also trail rides in the park at the cost of $25 for the first hour, and $20 an hour after one hour. The address for the cave is 16711 E. colossal Cave Rd., Vail, AZ 85701. To reach the cave follow I-10, take the 279 exit, then go north on SR 83 to Colossal Cave Rd.
The best way to get to Tucson...
The best way to get to Tucson is either by airplane, train, bus, or automobile.
Once you have arrived, it is recommended that you rent a car. The towns/cities aren't close by like they are in some states. IE Tucson to Phoenix is a two hour drive with very little in between.
Savory Sonoran-Style Cooking
Opened in 1922, El Charro Mexican Restaurant is the oldest family-owned Mexican restaurant. Situated on a quite back street in downtown Tucson, this very large adobe (sun-dried mud brick) building features rooms brilliantly decorated in the Sonoran-style. Sombreros hang on the brightly colored walls, next to old pictures of tough-looking charros (Mexican cowboys). Shrines of the Virgin de Guadeloupe stand atop hand-carved furnature, and a gathering of festive skeletons (in celebration of the Mexican holiday of El Dia de los Muertos) seem to be waiting around every corner. Enjoy a fine meal on the spacious outside patio, in the cozy cafe, in one of the many fiesta-flavored rooms, or even in the basement!
Several of the dishes at El Charro is just as exciting. The divine carne seca platter (dried beef) is actually prepared on the rooftop of the restaurant! Many of El Charro’s entrees are commonly found on menus across town, including burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos. It is the artful crafting of each meal that places this Sonoran-style favorite one step above the rest.