Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Green Valley and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


Baby and Junior parked in the driveway at Lesa and Bob's in Green Valley

Since we visited Bob and Lesa two years ago they have moved to a larger house, still in Green Valley. It is quite lovely and has outstanding views of the mountains. They are all settled in but have a lot of work ahead on their landscaping. The previous owner had just let everything die, so it's a big project. They took us out for dinner both nights, the first to a local Mexican restaurant, Manuel's, which was quite good. But the second night they treated us to a wonderful evening at Elvira's in Tubac, a lovely town south of Green Valley. Established in 1927, the décor is beautiful and unique with hanging crystals and mirrors everywhere and the food, southwestern, was delicious. 

Hanging crystals throughout Elvira's

Scott, Heather, Bob and Lesa

During our first day there we split up. Lesa and I went shopping at several thrift shops, a bakery and the supermarket. Scott and Bob accomplished a few projects around the RV and his house. But the second day we all went to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum south of Tucson. It's a huge combination of Botanical Gardens, Zoo and Museum. We took a long walk through the desert and then enjoyed lunch in their restaurant. But too soon it was time to say good-bye and head off to our next destination, Catalina State Park, covered in my next post. 

A Coyote enjoying the sunshine.

The desert landscape with saguaros

I'm enjoying the park benches which
are located on many of the trails
in the Southwest! My shirt is from
Sabaku, a Tucson company. I
have a bunch of them.

These tiny flowers were captured with Scott's 
camera. Most of the photos I've taken with a 

There aren't many flowers open yet but they
stand out all the more.

As do the occasional color on the cactus

the Barrel Cactus in just cute!

A mountain lion sleeps comfortably (he was in 
a separated enclosure.

But this fawn chose a shaded spot.

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