Tanya's Daily Scoop
CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: TUCSON, AZ
A Day well spent in Tucson
How's everyone doin? I'm losing track of the days and now of the time too (since Cali and most of the rest of the USA just had their fall back - and Arizona refuses to celebrate in the silliness).
While I've only been to Tucson once before and that was back in 2014 when we were wrapping up the Cousins trip to New Mexico and I took the kids to visit Saguaro National Park (in Tucson, AZ) - Read About it HERE
Yesterday was my second visit to this South Western town, 73 miles to the Mexican border.
We all admitted just yesterday that during our first visit, we really knew nothing about the sights that we went to go and spend the day exploring at yesterday.
In fact we knew so little, that we didn't even realize that these places existed.
1. Mission San Xavier del Bac - listed as one of the most endangered monuments in the world!
2. Pima Air and Space Museum - is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums.
Our first stop was to visit the mission. And upon our first approach and exiting the vehicle we had been hit by the warm (HOT) Arizona heat - this was the first time on this trip!
As we walked to grab a few good shots of this Mission set against the brilliant blue sky we had spotted a few absolutely adorable wee little (possibly baby) Prairie Dogs.
The block of four 8‐cent stamps will depict the Decatur House, Washington, the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, berthed at Mystic, Conn.; a cable car still in use in San Francisco;‐and the San Xavier del Bac Mission in Tucson, Ariz. The stamps will be in tones of beige and brown, produced in panes of 32 stamps, on light beige paper.
Without surprise my dear Dave even used the said stamp on his postcard (sent to us) from the Mission San Xavier del Bac!
So of course you also realize that it goes without saying that Dave wants to go and visit the other 3 locations.
Next on Dave's list was going to see Pima Air and Space Museum...
Giving ourselves about 3 hours to tour the indoor hanger museums and 80 acre grounds.
We were delighted and enthralled by some of the displays. Some on permanent loan from the National Air and Space Museum in Nations Capitol in Washington DC.
Some one of a kind as the rest have been destroyed in war. Some very odd looking designs and one of those being the "Super Guppy" (see below) and the draw that originally attracted Dave to add this to our itinerary.
Although I gotta say seeing the Dream Liner just sitting there was the most astonishing to me!
We took the tram tour and had a guide for about an hour. During that period we found out that there are 3 Dream Liner Jets that the FAA would not allow for commercial use and were only used for test flights. So although everything came back A-OK they had to be donated and could not be used! The absolute Madness!
The tour let us out at the 390th Memorial Museum that holds the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
Let's see where Dave's stamps take us next!