Monday, June 20, 2016

Tucson Exploring Near Mission Park

            I have many pictures and such in the works for this very page.  I just have not had the chance to post much in the last few months.  With a vehicle soon in my future again, I will also be expanding my Exploring a great deal starting with a long and much needed road trip.  One of those great ones, with no planning or real thought into the destination. Full of pictures of course.  This very page has lots of old posts to catch up on.  Please share any you enjoy to help get the word out if you like this page.   For even more Exploring, outside of beautiful Arizona please also check out my first blog page.   At  

        My Exploring will be cut very short during the first week or so of July.  The casino I work at seems to already be a place I am more than home.  But that week is also the anniversary week of there opening and of course the 4th.  So tons more events for all.  I hope you all get to enjoy all they have to offer.  

               About a week ago I found myself staying up all night.  Studying for my classes and cleaning and typing and such.  I have found when it is really hot it is easier to sleep during the day and be productive at night.  About  4 30 AM I needed out of my small space and ended up near 12th Avenue.  I parked my borrowed car out of the way and took off on foot.  This will be a short posting, because even at this early hour it soon became hot out.  And soon after finding coffee, I realized I was very tired.  I think I managed to snap some great pictures before retiring to bed though.   

Small park across and down from 12th Avenue. 
Got in a few pictures while the sun was coming up
And just before several large, un leashed dogs came around for there early walk.

Art can be found in all corners of Tucson.
I very soon want to visit all the huge new murals in the down town area.
I believe there are eight and I will soon have pictures of them all.

Dora is always excited about Exploring!

A painted cactus in case you do not see enough of the real thing. 

One can just make out A Mountain in this work of art.  
A sight that makes it's way in many of my pictures. 
The mountain that is.

Heading back towards Mission Park in residential areas.
I really enjoy this particular shot. 

Small church just beside the main road.  
Just before sun rise.

I am not sure why this picture turned out so blurry.
It is some amazing art. 
Sadly in this picture the white dove to the left is hard to make out  
as is the giant hand to the right 
I also have to wonder a little bit why so much security and bars and such 
is needed at a church, guess it's just a sign of the times.

Full bloom in the heart of Mission Park

I really like the tree in the back ground. 

This is a large park. 
With lots of grass   always a welcome sight in the desert. 
Multiple play grounds and many full sized baseball fields.  
It looks like a nice pool used to line the back of the park, but the water looks far from swim able now. 
I believe I also spotted a large boys and girls club near the back of the park. 
I guess a park would make a perfect back yard.

With all the fires in the area the sun had a more red tint than normal.
I am always amazed at sun rises and sets in Arizona. 
Mostly sun sets because I am not usually up early enough to see the sun rise.  
The colors are always so different and shatteringly beautiful.
I got these shots from the top of a large set of bleachers in the middle of the park. 

Last shot from the park before I went to find coffee and than shortly after rest. 

Until we meet again  as always



Monday, June 6, 2016

Back To Bisbee One Fine Memorial Day

      I have enjoyed Bisbee several times in the past.  Always finding great sights and Exploring when in the area.  Each visit is on this very page but my most picture filled from the past is  Please check it out!  Last week I happened to have a rental car and was visiting my family.  I was planning on sneaking to Bisbee on Memorial Day with our youngest --but he had a late night with friends, and did not make this trip with me.  As usual in Arizona I got lots of good pictures in and lots of good Exploring time also.  On this day I really had no time line or plan of where I was even going I just kind of jumped in my rental car and went.   As usual I saw full on sunshine, but it was not to hot and some great cloud formations on this fine day.  

This is a town started and still ran by mining   so many, many areas are off limits to much Exploring. 

Large turn off area in this area lets you fully view this amazing pit.
It is easily the largest mining pit I have ever seen in all of my travels. 

Let me back track a little bit here, because this days travels started in magnificent Saint David.

I always enjoy a day off work and a dirt road.

Especially with full on sun shine, when it's not to hot out 
and amazing clouds in the sky!

Just past Tombstone
an amazing town I have visited on this very sight many a time 

Long tunnel just before town.  
I might or might not of had to lay on the car horn all the way through.

On this day I started in Lowell or old town.

And had time to walk the entire strip 

After several Exploring bus trips I was a little disappointed not to spot this old bus on this trip.

Although the bus station can still be seen in many of these pictures.
apparently a Harley Davidson big rig takes the bus position for now

Just before this sign you can find a nice mostly health food grocery store. 
Don't expect to go in here buying pop or junk food for sure.

I really was not trying to include the old taxi in so many pictures.

Possibly my favorite picture from this whole trip.

Our family is a big Pepsi family  So I had to sneak in this picture. 

Mmmmm coffee!!

Yet another area to stay out of...

Although I might not have read the signs fully
I apologize for not reading them and for my selfie

Museum I still have not had time to visit very near where I parked on this fine day.

                                                                  In front of the museum

Beautiful down town bound.

Wild flowers really are rare in this part of Arizona

Beer -30 time perhaps at this all local brewery

Please be aware most of Bisbee is either up hill or up stairs or both.

Downtown happy majical shroom.

City hall

Can I shop here or not!?

Old building also for rent.  
Looks amazing to see from the inside. 

Place with cheap rent?

On the way back through town I spotted a cemetery.  But could not seem to find the road that took me there.  I enjoy a cemetery always and have pictures from many across the country so will be back. 

For whatever reason I also decided I should climb to the top of the B hill mostly because it was there!

On the way up I was glad this was not a super hot day
I also soon recalled that I was old.

Bathtub with a view on the way up.

Last shot    for today!

As always working on many more shots and much more Exploring!