Monday, March 23, 2009


After Oklahoma, we flew to Tucson, AZ to catch up with our good friend from TWU, Reid, and his lovely wife Laura. They had a packed schedule for us and we loved seeing more of the beautiful desert area they live in!

We started with a trip to Vinny's for the BEST hot wings in the world. It's a hole in the wall place that's popular with the local army base, and seriously, the BEST wings in the world. If you are ever in the Sierra Vista area (South-East of Tucson) you have got to check it out!
We went to the historic town of Tombstone and wandered about....

We browsed through the cute former-mining-town-now-hippy-artsy-town of Bisbee....

We toured Kartchner Caverns and got to see a column of staglamites and stalagtites that was 5 stories high! Increadible!

We saw San Xavier Mission - its a Catholic mission that is said to be the Sistene Chapel of North Americ - it was gorgeous inside.

One afternoon we went to the Desert Museum... which is more of a zoo, but whatever. It showcased the wildlife and plant life of the desert.

Saw the Titan II missile silo. This is the last missile silo left from the Cold War in the US. They were able to preserve it as a museum and it was cool. Our tour guide had worked there when it was operational. When it was operational, it could launch a nuclear missile within 60 seconds of reeiving orders - and that includes pulling back the 700 ton cement door above the missile! (Yes, I'm a history nerd and found this all very facinating).

Our last night in Tucson we went to a guest ranch for a cowboy cookout dinner - YUMMY!!! The most amazing buffet ever. Increadible steaks, chicken, potatoes, corn, cheese, fruit, fresh fruit cobler.... the list goes on and on. And you get to eat it and picnic tables next to camp fires. So fun!

And that was our trip to Arizona. Oh yeah... and it was in the 20s the whole time we were there. And yes, that is Celcius!

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