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Last days of the condo….

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…….plus a visit to Guaymas during Day of the Dead festivities, and lastly, a little trip to Tucson:

 

boat work finishing up

boat work finishing up

how to bottom-paint your Hydrovane rudder

how to bottom-paint your Hydrovane rudder

Bye, full kitchen

Bye, full kitchen

So long, square bed in air-conditioned room

So long, square bed in air-conditioned room

Didn't even come near us

Didn’t even come near us

Guaymas prepares for Dia de los Muertos

Guaymas prepares for Dia de los Muertos

One family's altar

One family’s altar

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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.

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

Market at the end of the light-rail, Tucson, Arizona

Minerals.....Tucson's got 'em. The Gem Show is an annual crowd fest.

Minerals…..Tucson’s got ’em. The Gem Show is an annual crowd fest.

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In addition to 'the old pueblo,' Tucson is also called Optics Valley for all the astronomical research and development going on

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

Near our VRBO in the East University neighborhood

Little adobe VRBO

Little adobe VRBO

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We also saw live javelinas, in a pen

We also saw live javelinas, in a pen; they were asleep and not nearly so photogenic

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He was in a pen, too

He was in a pen, too

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Tucson.....#1 in the whole country for rattlesnakes, and I wore sandals that day

Tucson…..#1 in the whole country for rattlesnakes, and I wore sandals that day; he was also in a pen

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In addition to Pima Air and Space, there is also the boneyard, where planes go to die....and sometimes be resurrected, I hear

In addition to Pima Air and Space, there is also the boneyard, where planes go to die….and sometimes be resurrected, I hear

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Cactus, cactus everywhere, but other stuff as well; it's quite a green desert, the Sonoran. It gets two rainy seasons a year, which, if you only get 10 or 11 inches annually, is helpful

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.

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The Botanic Garden is full of plants and trees that people used to plant, before they learned to feel guilty about keeping them watered.

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!

Really….it’s #1 for rattlesnakes!

And here's a bit of Cold War history for you...the Titan Missile Museum

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

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.

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

This was the true focus of evil in the modern world, Mr. President

Tubac, about 20 minutes south of Tucson

Tubac, about 20 minutes south of Tucson; a very old and picturesque village

Great room, nice hosts, at the Poston Inn in Tubac

Great room, nice hosts, at the Poston House Inn in Tubac.

 

 

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