Tucson

I wanted to give you an update on what we did in Tucson. It was a great week. We loved our place of encampment this time. It had lots of vegetation around it.

Parked near Tucson in the desert

We did already talk about the time with supporters/friends at Sabino Canyon. I was sent a picture of Kent at Seven Falls. He and our friend Don climbed about 4 1/2 miles to the Falls and then back. It was quite a hike for them.

Kent at Seven Falls

Kent at Top of Seven Falls

We did get out for several shorter hikes also. the countryside around Tucson has a lot of Saguaro cactus. Those are the kind like in this picture that most people think of as a cactus. Saguaros live many years, perhaps as many as 60 before getting their first arm. So the tall one without arms is the same kind.

Saguaro cactus and Ocotillo cactus

Saguaro cactus and Ocotillo cactus

But actually there are 2,000 different types of cacti. That is surely a lot. Here are a few pictures of more saguaro. And beside the large saguaro is one that looks a bit like leaves on sticks. That one is called Ocotillo. It is very pretty when the oranges blossoms grow on the end of the sticks.

Tucson and the surrounding area is known for multitudes of Saguaro cacti. there is a National Park there to protect them. They only are one place on earth and that is in our own SouthWest Desert.

Valley of Saguaros

Valley of Saguaros

We also had several visits with a couple of missionaries and a recently retired couple who is interested in serving with WorldVenture. We also one night got to go to a very interesting presentation at El Camino Church. It was called the Living Last Supper. It was 13 men who portrayed the Michelangelo’s portrait. it was very well done with the men doing monologues of how they met Jesus and about their time with him. The church had a choir and orchestra that was also very good. They posed at the end for us to take a picture.

Living Last supper

Living Last Supper

We also had one cloudy day that we just stayed around our house and read and relaxed. We had a campfire and even cooked our supper over the open fire that night. I always enjoy having a fire when we are able to. Sorry No picture of that. I will try to think of that the next time!

So that was our week in Tucson.

Jan for the Roaming Reimers

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