The Tucson Race…and more…

We met up with Jim and Tammie…we’d never been to an Eegee’s before. Very much like a Subway or Mr. Submarine BUT…they have frozen drinks that are fabulous.

Tucson Tammie at EG's

Tammie with the Eegee’s

Tucson Jim and the Ram

Jim at the race kit pick up.

They took us to the Mission San Xavier de Blanc just outside of Tucson, AZ

Tucson San Xavier del Bac Mission front elevation

Jim and Tammie outside the front of the mission.

Tucson San Xavier del Bac Mission from the back

Beautifully restored.

Tucson San Xavier del Bac Mission wheres waldo

Linda thought this was a “where’s Waldo” moment for me.

Tucson San Xavier del Bac Mission

I thought the way the cross was made was beautiful.

 

Tucson San Xavier del Bac Mission full

Jim and Tammie also introduced us to the works of artist “Ted” DeGrazia – this is the Gallery in the Sun where his works are shown. There is an interesting story about how he burned his paintings in protest of the inheritance tax here.

Tucson Degrazia Gallery in the sun building

Tucson Degrazia Gallery in the sun

Tucson the DeGrazia

Above isĀ Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia’s grave.

Tucson Race Start

Cold start to the Tucson Half Marathon…we had bought $1.99 blankets to keep us warm at the start.

 

Tucson Race Finish

Sweaty after the race and the temperature was T-shirt and shorts.

Jim and Tammie also introduced us to two wonderful people that you can see in the following video finishing the race. This is Duke’s first half marathon at 84 years old.

Tucson half marathon

We went to the Sabino Canyon the next day and found a road runner.

Sabino Canyon - Road Runner

This rock face was along the tram ride.

Sabino Canyon Rock face

For some reason, I found this tree interesting.

Sabino Canyon tree

Then we find out about…

Desert Museum Owl wings up