…….plus a visit to Guaymas during Day of the Dead festivities, and lastly, a little trip to Tucson:
boat work finishing up
how to bottom-paint your Hydrovane rudder
Bye, full kitchen
So long, square bed in air-conditioned room
Didn’t even come near us
Guaymas prepares for Dia de los Muertos
One family’s altar
Though packed with people, street life, and open-air commerce, inner Guaymas near the Port looks a beautiful ruin. New development pushes up, out, and away.
Market at the end of the light-rail, Tucson, Arizona
Minerals…..Tucson’s got ’em. The Gem Show is an annual crowd fest.
In addition to ‘the Old Pueblo,’ Tucson is also called, ‘Optics Valley,’ for all the astronomical research and development going on
Near our VRBO in the East University neighborhood
Little adobe VRBO
We also saw live javelinas, in a pen; they were asleep and not nearly so photogenic
He was in a pen, too
Tucson…..#1 in the whole country for rattlesnakes, and I wore sandals that day; he was also in a pen
In addition to Pima Air and Space, there is also the boneyard, where planes go to die….and sometimes be resurrected, I hear
Cactus, cactus everywhere, but other stuff as well; it’s quite a green desert, the Sonoran. It gets two rainy seasons a year, which is helpful when you only get 10 or 11 inches in sum total.
The Botanic Garden is full of plants and trees that people used to plant, before they learned to feel guilty about keeping them watered.
Really….it’s #1 for rattlesnakes!
And here’s a bit of Cold War history for you…the Titan Missile Museum
All the machinery was that nice Midcentury aqua blue color
I asked the docent how Tucson was chosen as a site, and he said he had no idea, but that Barry Goldwater likely had nothing to do with it.
This was the true focus of evil in the modern world, Mr. President
Tubac, about 20 minutes south of Tucson; a very old and picturesque village
Great room, nice hosts, at the Poston House Inn in Tubac.