Monday, March 18, 2013
Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Garden
Monday: (03/18) We toured the Tohono Chul Park, a desert botanical garden today. Above is one of the flowering cacti there. Scrambled eggs and chorizo for breakfast. Lunch at the parks Garden Bistro. A tuna salad for dinner.
Tuesday: (03/19) Granola and bananas for breakfast. We were off early to the Tucson Botanical Gardens ths morning.
The gardens are great examples of back yard garden posibilities.
They also have an excellent butterfly garden.
We really enjoyed the early quieter time in the garden before all a group of school kids arrived. Not that they were unruly, just that all the quiet disappeared.
We had to leave by noon to head over to the University. Returning in the afternoon after our tour at the University was really a benefit. When we visited in the morning there were few flowered cacti. In the afternoon there were many.
Lunch was ham and cheese sandwiches and apples. After our tour at the University we returned to the gardens for a little more quiet time before heading home. We were pleasantly surprised by the fresh cactus blooms that were present on our second visit and not on our first visit.On the way we stopped at the U Like Chinese buffet for dinner.
Wednesday: (03/20) Granola and bananas for breakfast.
I spotted this little flower on my attempted hike to Adobe Canyon. There were lots more flowers out today. Above right is one of the better portions of my path on this hike. The unofficial trail officially disappeared. I was back to camp much sooner than planned only hiking one mile instead of my planned 3 mile hike but without a good trail I decided to return home.
We completed preparation to travel and headed out about 11am. We decided to head to Yuma again so Lou can visit the dentist again.