Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sabino Canyon*

Sabino Canyon Recreational Area
The Historical District of Tucson looks a lot like 1930's style buildings.  It is primarily located along Congress Street, a wide one way street with 2 lanes, a trolley, and no trees.  It's not a very inviting street to stroll on.  The buildings are uninteresting and the shops also.  But there is one significant spot, The Hotel Congress and its Cup Cafe.  Hotel Congress has bragging rights to the place John Dillinger was arrested, not killed, but arrested.  We were told that the Cup Cafe had a great breakfast/brunch that is served all day.  I can attest to the Huevos Rancheros as the best and biggest I have had and served along with hotel potatoes all for $10. 
Wayne at Sabino Canyon
We spent this afternoon at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area with about a thousand other people.  Other than trying to find parking, the area did not seem over crowded, though.  The Canyon is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest.  The Sabino Creek runs through the Canyon and creates large waterfalls. The creek is formed from melting snow in the mountains.  I was surprised at the amount of water and the abundance of wild life.   We rode a trolley to the top and returned to within a mile of the headquarters.  There we got out and walked back.  

Tonight we took Sweetness to the Arizona Opera to hear Carmen.  She was really hoping to hear The Marriage of Pigaro or Pigoletto, but was pleased with her seat and enjoyed watching the cat fights among the cigarette girls.  

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Sabino Canyon by Tim Mullen