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Apr 20, 2019 - On My Way!!!

After a nerve wracking week of medical testing ( thank the Lord all were negative), and temps already reaching triple digits, it was time to leave Arizona. Although the weather this winter wasn't typical - a bit cooler and wetter - I had a most enjoyable time with my very dear friends. We went to horse races, spring training baseball games, mahjongg tournaments ( locally and a 2 day one in Las Vegas!), high tea, a candy factory tour, and lunches ( many , many lunches!). With the coach safely in storage, I headed south to Tubac - a city I...

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Feb 11, 2018 - ladies who lunch

Tubac is a quaint town about an hour south of Tucson. It appears that its sole purpose is to be a "ladies who lunch" sort of spot. Rich ladies come here with fistfuls of cash ready to buy creative and clever works of art, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind clothing and the sorts of gee gaws you don't know you need until you see them. Little cafes serve locally sourced frou frou food. It's a wonderful spot to spend the day, made even more so when the streets are taken over by the artisan fair which is an annual event. We came here with friends the...

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Mar 25, 2015 - Busy, busy, busy

We have been very busy since arriving in Tuscon. We have gone with the family here up to MT. Lemmon again, went to the 4th Ave Street Fair, and spent a lot of time just sharinf meals and visiting. Paul and I ventured out for some sightseeing and ended up in Tubac, AZ. This small little town was established in 1752. It was fun wandering around seeing all the regional arts and crafts. It is also the home of the Center of the Arts building. As we wandered around the town we had to cross a bridge that we assume at one time went over a small...

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Jan 5, 2015 - Museums, Art, and Missions

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tubac, Tumacacori Should you ever wander into southern Arizona, be sure to take in the AZ-Sonoran Desert Museum outside of Tucson. Today was potentially a bad weather day, so Ginger and I opted to stay off the trails and play tourist. The Museum was very interesting, with the primary attraction being an outdoor desert experience. There were also an indoor aquarium, aviary, reptile exhibit (lots of snakes), art gallery and artificial cave. Today was rather cool, accompanied by a nice rainstorm, so some of the...

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Feb 7, 2014 - festival of the arts

The Spanish founded Tubac in 1752 and lingered for 250 years. Today this town about an hours drive south of Tucson is noted for handicraft and artisan shops. For the next few days many more artisans have set up tents along the streets of this walkable little town and added many more choices to tempt shoppers during the Festival of Arts. Exhibitors were juried and the town was busy with shoppers, but not so busy that we couldn't get close to the things that interested us the most. Crafts included: jewelry, metal work, leather, photography,...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Tubac, AZ

Today, we took a little jaunt down the road to Tubac, AZ. Tubac is a small town south and west of Tucson which was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio and now is an artist colony. There are a few dining places, but most businesses are art and craft galleries. Of course, there are the usual T-shirt souvenir shops. We are not really into the artsy-fartsy scene, but we did see a few interesting pieces. Everything was well out of my price range. The piece we liked the best was an almost life-size bronze of a mountain lion. The price tag...

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Jan 20, 2012 - Breakfast in Tubac with Bill and Lois

Each winter we spend time with Bill and Lois in Tubac, which is a lovely, little town about 45 minutes south of Tucson. Bill and Lois enjoy golfing at the golf resort where they rent a home. Last winter's breakfast was curtailed when Eileen took a fall and landed in an Urgent Care center with cuts and bruises. This year's breakfast was much nicer.

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Jan 19, 2012 - Retracing Our Steps

When we were here almost five years ago, we drove over to Tubac to meet our friends from New Jersey, Eric and Christine and their son Brian, for lunch while they were visiting their property in Tucson. The drive to Tubac was fun and interesting and seeing them again was definitely a highlight. However, the drive back in our Mini Cooper through the mountains was NOT fun. When the road we turned off on turned into a dirt road, we should have listened to those inner voices “turn around” – but, nope, we didn’t! Not only were we in the wrong...

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Dec 2, 2011 - Tubac Luminaria Night

Eileen and i spent a Friday night in Tubac enjoying the sights and sounds. We were there from about 7 PM to 9 PM. The thousands of luminary and traditional Christmas lights accompanied by the strains of music from the choral group gave the night a magical, mysterious, and spiritual feeling. We were both affected by the night and vowed to return in years to come. I hope these few pictures can give you just a taste of the evening's impact on both of us.

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Sep 18, 2011 - Arrividerci, Arivaca

Some might call Arivaca a sleepy little town. I'd say it's not so much asleep as hungover. My Aussie landlord (for two nights), Jeff, said I'd be able to afford horse property in Arivaca. I drove to town first. The one place I wanted to see, the Artists' Co-Op, was closed. The dirt street was deserted except for a James Dean wannabe and his friend, an Easy Rider wannabe on a weensy motorbike. A group of 20-somethings sat in the shade of the ruins of a building, drinking beer. Why are there no photos of Arivaca? I didn't have the nerve to...

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Sep 17, 2011 - Tubac

Tubac: Where Art and History Meet. The town motto isn't a lie. It has a long history and houses dozens of artisans, but a quick look cries "Tourist Trap." Translation? Shopper's paradise. I'm in. I checked out Cowgirl Ugly, a store with clothes and stuff for like, size 0-8 cowgirls who never actually, you know, get on a horse. The staff—and I use the word advisedly, because I never saw anyone actually, you know, work—were watching a football game and drinking beer. Yeah. For my six-year-old great-nephew I bought a scorpion-in-a-lollypop....

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Mar 4, 2011 - Visit with Bill and Lois

We were looking forward to our annual get-together with our MA friends, Bill and Lois, in Tubac. We were walking into the restaurant at the Tubac Golf Resort and Eileen caught her foot on a brick and fell flat on her face. This is where we ended up. It's apt to be years (or, maybe never) before she lives this down!

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