Voyager RV Resort – it’s basically a small town
50A FHU – Passport America rate of $129 per week + resort fees + taxes for a total of $175. . .geez. . .
4G 3 bars on Verizon – 4G 5 bars with Wilson Booster
Our first time in Tucson. . .it’s a whole new world. ..wow!
but wait. . .before you even think of playing tourist,
you must make your way to the Tucson Visitor Center
the Savings Passport Book for $18. . .
lots and lots of 2 for 1 deals in here. . .
I’ll tell you more about it as we go along. . .
Found out about it from someone on TripAdvisor,
my favorite #1 place to go for all things touristy. . .yaaa!
first stop.. .the Red Hills Visitor Center, where this beautiful vista awaits from the back veranda. . .
we show our America the Beautiful Pass which we purchase annually for $80. . .
but hey. . .this was our last year to pay full price. . .
after August, Dave will be an old timer. . .and we get the $10 Senior Deal. . .woo hooo!
and enjoy the beautiful scenery looking out over the Sonoran Desert. . .
this view is looking towards Mexico, approximately 80 miles away. . .
See more Saguaro National Park beauty here. . .
after enjoying our lunch of tuna salad, crackers, lemonade and tea,
sitting in the car in the parking lot (it was chilly, even with the sun shining)
we headed off to our next adventure, where the saving begins from our Passport Book. . .
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
normally $19.95 pp. . .but buy one get one free with our savings book. . .
highly recommended by RV Friends Marsha and Paul who wrote about it
in their Where’s Weaver Blog. . .check it out here. . .
while touting itself as a zoo, botanical garden, nature center, aviaries and various other venues,
including restaurants, gift shops, and even a art gallery. . .
what it really feels like is a nice long hike on a really great hiking trail,
with many, many areas of entertainment. . .
a very enjoyable way to spend several hours. . .
and if you are bringing children to Tucson. . .almost a requirement. . .
the “zoo” portion of the park was delightful. . .
I mean seriously. . .would you ever, in your life, want to be close enough
to get this great a pic of a mountain lion? I don’t think so. . .
There are several other pics of various other Sonoran Desert Wildlife
available for your viewing pleasure in the album following if you so choose. . .
we saw what I believe to be a Gila Woodpecker, which build their nest in the cactus. . .
the woodpeckers were not part of the zoo. . .they just happened to be in the area,
and Dave was able to capture this really great shot. . .
for better viewing of the Birds in Flight. . .come here. . .
to the Habitats for Small Cats. . .
and either find you some seating on the veranda,
or go upstairs, and watch from the overlook. . .
much less crowded, and you are up on level
to where the birds are actually flying, and doing their acrobatics. . .
It was hard to follow the flight paths from where we were
standing in the Birds of Prey viewing area. . .
just a little tip for your viewing pleasure. . .you’re welcome. . .LOL!
there were quite a few people at the Museum today. . .
but other than the crowd at the Birds of Prey. . .
at no other time did it seem crowded or congested. . .
really well laid out, with something for everyone. . .
a wonderful day spent out in the air conditioned sunshine. . .
I’m tired, sunburned, windburned. . .think I’ll sleep good tonight.
My FitBit registered almost 7900 steps. . .
the closest I’ve come to the goal of 10,000. . .
working my way up. . .I’ll get there eventually. . .
See you tomorrow at Mt Lemmon. . .
Janice and Dave