Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A to Z: Tucson

Arizona ended being full of wonderful surprises. Our first stop right after we got off the plane was at El Guero Canelo. We just had to have a Sonoran Dog sans mayo. Like my friend Mark, we are big Man v. Food fans. Whenever we can we go to one of Adam's eats. It was delish. We would recommend it without the pinto beans because they add a grainy texture that takes away from the delicious crispy bacon.

Allen's co-worker's wife, Mary, suggested Kartchner Caverns. I'm so happy that she did. It's a living cave, so you can hear the water dripping that makes the formations. We saw so many amazing formations with funny names. My favorite are cave bacon, butterscotch, soda straws, and cave cotton. One formation is taller than a 5 story building. Unfortunately, they don't let cameras inside. Boo!

The rest of our day was spent at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Acres and acres covered with planes and helicopters. Hangers housed HUGE planes such as the B-52 and the Blackbird. The space section isn't that impressive, but the aerogel almost picks up all of the slack. It's a very light insulator. 

Before we went home, we went for a quick peek of Mission San Xavier del Bac. Missions are such an important part of California history. It was interesting visiting a mission outside of California. The mission's architecture is a bit of mishmash. It totally reminded me of the Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather.

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