After visiting the Titan II Missile Silo, we quieted down with a drive south to Tubac, AZ, an artsy little community which replaced a Spanish Military Presidio back in the missionary days. Our quest was for a sun. Not just any old sun, but a sun like our friends Larry and Gerry had in their blog a year ago.
Nope, not here. What we are looking for will go well with the creatures already on an outside wall of our casita in Benson. We don't have much in the way of photos of those things, but we will -- soon!
I'm a frog fancier, but we don't want this fellow ... yet.
This fountain is gorgeous, and we'd love to have it, but no, this isn't what we want.
Here's what we found, and it's just right!
While we were looking for this sun, we also happened to find a snake, a butterfly, and a parrot for the wall. They'll join a couple of frogs, a cattle skull, a gecko and who knows whatever else. Oh, by the way, we also found a slinky cat who will perch atop a low concrete block wall, watching for varmints to snag.
The area we were in was called Tubac Plaza. Playing tourist, we followed a sign into "Historic Tubac." Down the road a bit Suzy saw this metal horse rearing under a mesquite tree, and needed a picture. We must have taken a dozen to get this one we could use.
During the weekend we made a quick stop at The Jewel of the Desert, the San Xavier del Bac Mission, to get a picture. Nearly every time we've been to the mission in recent years, there's been scaffolding in place during restoration. Now the scaffolding is gone, but the shorter tower is in need of fresh white paint.
The cactus is beginning to bloom at the mission, and we know some of our readers will like these pictures. Heck, we like them ourselves.
Another fine episode in ... Our Life on Wheels!