Now for something completely different. We move spring training to Tucson just in time for the end of the baseball lockout!
We took time from our extended period of relaxation in SoCal for two action-packed weeks in Tucson, AZ. We were last in these-here parts five years ago during our epic journey from coast to coast with Bubba’s Pampered Pedalers (you can read about it here). When we visited the area in 2017 we really enjoyed ourselves and particularly loved the sophisticated trail system around and through the city.
When friends Caren and Mike invited us to their new home in Oro Valley, we decided to rent an air B&B so we could stay a few weeks and we are so glad we did!
With perfect weather as our constant companion, we did 10 rides (about 350 miles) and also got to play tourist on our days off.
We visited and rode with friends old and new and even took part in a small C2C reunion before we skedaddled and headed back to Cal-i-forn-i-a.
On our first day off, we visited the Pima Air and Space Museum. They have an entire fleet of classic planes, including some Air Force Ones from the 60’s and 70’s.
We also popped up to Casa Grande to meet sister Stacie for a tour of the Neon Sign Park and a yummy lunch. Don’t miss the Cook-E-Jar the next time you are in Casa Grande.
Who doesn’t like saguaro cacti? There’s two national parks full of them in Tucson. We rode thru the eastern one and drove thru the western one on our way to the Sonora Desert Museum.
Bubba Baron was in town and we caught up with his Arizona tour at a swanky Tucson hotel. We hear we missed a good dinner.
I would be remiss if I didn’t backtrack and tell you that we spent the first week in March in SoCal. We celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary with dinner at the Side Door (our favorite haunt) and a Deke Dickerson concert at Campus Jax.
There’s too much to talk about and fit this all in one post. In our next installment, the tales of Tucson continue with green beer, sprinkles, rainbows and a visit to…Yuma! Don’t touch that dial.