Hello all readers and Explorers! I have greatly been slacking on this page. I have not really had time for anything I enjoy over the last few months. But just last week I managed to get two good bits of Exploring in around Tucson on two separate days. I realize I have many posts to catch up on this sight. Including the fact that I am still missing the last post in the series of my trip back home to Wyoming---and that was last October. And I apologize. I can say that this very page does have over 100 picture filled entries to keep you roaming while you wait for me to stop slacking! Many posts are way past due, good thing I do not have any type of boss to account for here. ;) But this post is local ---roaming around Tucson and it is very recent. Last Saturday I do believe.
The monsoon season officially kicked off here in the desert last Friday. And it really is the only season I enjoy here. We also got some good storms across the area. But alas have to wait for some more cooling rain. It is supposed to be 109 in Tucson again by this Friday. I was happy to be roaming around in the middle of the day---because of the cloud cover and or rains. And enjoyed getting some cloudy pictures for a change. Most here are straight on sunshine. Tucson is very Enjoyable to Explore because you can basically take off walking in any neighborhood and come home with loads of pictures. I manage to find new things on almost every trip. Many times I have to re find them when I actually have a camera with me or the time to snap some shots. On this day our car dealership was doing a safety recall fix on the vehicle. So in all actuality this day could have been Friday. Anyways, I was not aware that the service was to take two and a half hours. But was kind of happy to have the time to roam around. And roam around I did. Starting on 22nd street.
Old convenience store where I first started walking.
To the rear of the above building.
Looks to still be a business and home.
I soon came along a large campus for a school.
Entirely fenced in.
At first I thought it was abandoned but after walking around more think the school is still in use.
I have pictures of the similar, but older walkway that used to go over the main drag in Tombstone. Shame they took it down.
Nice path of sorts.
Along the still dry runoff.
In blog posts past I call this inner urban Exploring.
And have done such in several bigger towns.
Where you just kind of park some where in the middle of town and take off walking with no real goal.
This of course is much safer in some areas than others.
The sky's were cloudy and I was just feeling off in general so this spray paint near the school
said it all for me.
A good ways off 22nd Street now.
But I noticed the large deck chair with the weed plant on it and doubled back closer to this dispensary.
Fish sculptures above another run off.
I try to keep this page all pictures of my own.
But this one is perfect for this Exploring page.
I often run into people that don't even check out the other side of Tucson.
And have never been to places in there own state near or far like The Grand Canyon.
This always amazes me.
Than I came across this whole play ground.
With great photo opps.
Especially because the connected part was kind of shutting down for the night and I had free reign to roam around.
Above is part of a fun land with miniature golf and arcade games.
Years and years ago my wife and I stopped here when we had no kids with us
and spent hours although I have no idea why we stopped.
This place had it all with games, stunt shows, eateries, even a train that went around the complex.
But as I said everything was shutting down, so I was pretty much left alone as I Explored this part for the first time.
My shipments coming in!
This is supposed to be a height marker,
you must be this tall to ride this ride...
but it looks to me like the elephant is taking a number 2.
This is a large area and I only took pictures of a small selection of the sights.
Not sure if just a train tunnel or where the small train is stored at night.
But a neat picture.
It almost looks like something horrid lives in that caged of cave.
Just down the road a little more.
I believe the first closed Target store I have ever seen.
Although strangely enough they are almost done building a brand new one just behind this.
This sign says "Happy Trails!"
And that is what I wish for y'all!!