Our stay in Tucson is coming to an end. The weather has been great, but we must push on.
Between the two of us we have taken 565 pictures. No, I won’t publish them all here.
Just to show the rest of the places we have seen in Tucson.
The mission was founded in 1692 by Father Eusebio Kino. It is still an active Church today.
Kitt Peak Observatory is located at 6,800ft above sea level. It was started in 1958 by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). It is now run in cooperation with NOAO and a number of universities around the country. At Kitt Peak they operate 22 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes, No one actually looks through the telescopes any more. It is all done by cameras and computers.
Next we visited the International Wild Life Museum. A beautiful museum south of Tucson. Filled with great dioramas depicting scenes of the west and Africa.
Now for a pleasant surprise. In the last blog I told you about what a disappointment Tombstone was. We decided to put that behind us and try another tourist town, Old Tucson. Old Tucson was created in the 1939 as a movie set. Many famous movies and TV shows have been filmed here through the years. When we went there they were having “Wild West Days”. Let me tell you, it was professionally choreographed and scripted. The sound equipment was great. The actors were knowledgeable about the history of the park. There were gun fights and an excellent demonstration of guns in the old west. This one was put on by Gary Harper, Weapons Expert.
We went to the Carousel, but the Carousel was not working because of a broken part that was back ordered, Bummer! Ann was mortified!
So, Ann went for a ride around the town.
Many props are from the movies and TV shows (fyi, the dresses are from Little House on the Prairie}.
This is the”Surry With the Fringe On the Top” from the movie “Oklahoma”
There is a lot of movie history here.
See you down the Roan Road… Partner !!