Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Sabino Canyon

Hummingbird in flight

Hummingbird in flight

On Monday we decided to go to the Arizona Senora Desert Museum, which is actually a zoo and garden much like the Living Desert in New Mexico.  We were lucky to have free tickets, compliments of friends we met at dinner on Sunday.  The habitats were very natural and we saw some great wildlife.  We also really enjoyed the succulent garden and learning the names of the many cactus we have been seeing in our travels. We have been trying to get a picture of a hummingbird in flight for years. Just outside of the hummingbird exhibt, this guy allowed us to check one item off of the bucket list.  We also captured several of his friends in more static poses in the exhibit. 

Are you loking at me?

Are you loking at me?

There was a great large cat exhibit.  Aren’t they cute? 

Bobcat

Bobcat

The next day Chris went out to explore the trails in the mountains east of Tucson on his motorcycle. Kim tackled the laundry, which had become a mountain of its own. She also enjoyed a little shopping at the plaza.  Yes, she bought another pair of shoes.

 

 

Kim finds out how cold the water is

Kim finds out how cold the water is

We had heard good things about the Sabino Canyon and headed there on Wednesday to hike Bear Canyon to Seven Falls.  
Chris takes a leap of faith

Chris takes a leap of faith

This was a great 4 mile (one way) canyon hike that included several stream crossings along the way. 

One of the waterfalls at Seven Falls

One of the waterfalls at Seven Falls

There were actually seven distinct falls at the top of the canyon.  We had fun climbing around on the rocks and having a snack while listening to the roar of the water.

End of the line on the Seven Falls hike in Sabino Canyon

End of the line on the Seven Falls hike in Sabino Canyon

After enjoying our lunch and rest we headed back out of the canyon. The reward at the end of the day was a stop at Gentle Ben’s Brewery in Tucson. Fantastic Beer and good fish tacos.

8 Responses to “Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Sabino Canyon”

  1. Megan says:

    Holy cow! You guys have really been on the move! Look like you’re having a great time! Travel safe!!! We miss you!!!!

  2. Astro says:

    Mountain Lions, Schmountain Lions. “Awe…just look at the cute, little pooty tats”. Of course, I can say that as I am over a thousand miles away, sitting in the comfort of my own home, with my dog, next to me snoring away. Everything looks cute and harmless from far, far away. 🙂 I can’t wait to see “ALL” of your photos when you get home. They look awesome!. Signing off – Greys Anatomy is coming on….

  3. Jessy says:

    Oh, those mountain lions are SO cute!! And the sights you guys get to see are beautiful! I like the hummingbird, too!! Hope you guys are enjoying your trip!!

  4. admin says:

    Hey Megan,

    We have been moving along… Taking it all in and having a blast. Hope your staying warm and that business is going well. Miss you too!

    Kim

  5. admin says:

    Hi Fanny,

    I hope you have a few weeks… Even with deleting the yucky pics we will probably have enough for a weeklong showing:)

  6. admin says:

    Hi Jessy,

    Thank you! We are enjoying our trip very much. The mountain lions were very cute and the hummingbirds were very colorful. Hope you are making the best of the snowy winter.

    Kim

  7. Jim D says:

    Looks like you are having a ball !! Miss you !! Hey, make sure you find some chicken wings for us, the prices are skyrocketing here ! http://stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1412417

    another foot of snow on Wednesday, more next week, do you miss it ?

  8. admin says:

    Hey Jim,

    Just got back to having cell/internet svc. Hope you survived the chicken wing shortage. I have not had any since leaving NY. Missing both the wings and the snow…Not complaining though 🙂

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