More to Learn about the Desert

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Tucson
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Day 313 - Can you believe that we would be still blogging three hundred and thirteen days and still counting?  Show of hands, who believed that Nick would make it this long without me leaving him on the side of the road (or worse)??  But here we are still seeing amazing things at every turn and wondering how what we just saw could be better than what we were about to see down the road or even at the next bend in the road.  It truly is an amazing country we live in; and despite all the joking (ya right) we are having a truly wonderful experience and are blessed to have been able to do this while we are still (somewhat) able!

So today was the Desert Museum.  This place has several acres of land with trails that take you around the perimeter and through the middle.  Each trail leads you to the types of animals that live in the desert in live habitats.  There were Javalina, fox, desert tortoise, snakes, bear, mountain sheep, and the list goes on.  We viewed a free fight of a Raven and a Red Tail Hawk, but the wind was so strong that the birds were having a very hard time fighting their was back to the handlers.  There were aviaries - one exclusively hummingbirds, which was fabulous and another larger one, but the birds were all hiding due to the wind.  There was a traveling art exhibit from Burlington, VT and I'll show you some of those wonderful paintings.  You could easily spend 4 hours exploring all that this museum has to offer.

Next we headed to the Visitor's Center at the Sonoran National Park.  We viewed a very interesting short film on how the Indian people believe that the Saguaro (pronounced Sa-WAH-ro) cactus are all actually representative of their ancestors and should be treated with respect.  He went on to say that if you just stare at the Saguaro Cactus long enough you see how each one is a a unique one and you begin to think you see them moving. I wish we could all be respectful of the land as the Indian people seem to be.

Day 314 - Today we leave Tucson and head to Phoenix for a week.  In this campground that we are leaving we had a train that passed by us at 3:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 a.m. with full whistle blowing!  I will definitely NOT miss that.

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Pamela on

I'm always fascinated by the bird's ability to navigate cacti without becoming kabobs!!

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